The STARs Policy Project uses Opportunity@Work’s understanding of STARs, their skills and barriers, and the needs of the labor market to shape policy to build an economy that works for all.
The STARs Policy Project envisions a world where STARs have greater access to good jobs, reversing the trend of decreasing opportunity and increasing inequality for STARs over the past 30 years.
Working alongside partners and the Opportunity@Work Insights team, the STARs Policy Project provides analyses into what’s preventing STARs from achieving economic mobility, highlighting a different path forward.
Our data shows that Black, Brown and Women STARs are disproportionately impacted by systemic inequality and face significant barriers to higher-wage work.
A good paying job is critical for STARs to achieve upward economic mobility – but they face so many barriers on their route towards gaining access to higher-wage jobs. Policymakers have the power and the responsibility to create an inclusive labor market that makes the American Dream more accessible to STARs.