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 better, more equitable access to good jobs and opportunities for advancement across their careers.
Our data shows that Black, Brown, and Women STARs are disproportionately impacted by systemic inequality and face significant barriers to higher-wage work. The STARs Policy Project provides analyses on the barriers that are preventing STARs from achieving economic mobility and highlights different paths forward.
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.