The Next American Economy Learning Series

The emergence of the gig economy, also known as the sharing or on-demand economy, has raised a number of questions about how the rules of our economy, ranging from labor to education to the social safety net, should respond and evolve. Our Next American Economy (NAE) project, led by Roosevelt Senior Fellow Bo Cutter, has convened experts across a range of disciplines to consider a central question: How should our current learning systems, from early childhood education to worker trainings, be transformed to prepare workers for the new economy?

Those discussions informed the following briefs in the Next American Economy Learning Series.

The Case for Early Education in the Emerging Economy, by Ajay Chaudry

Lifelong Learning in 2040, by Jacqueline Smith and Michael Meaney

Transforming Chaos Into Clarity: The Promises and Challenges of Digital Credentialing, by Chelsea Barabas and Philipp Schmidt