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Schmidt Labor Research Center
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The multidisciplinary faculty of the Charles T. Schmidt, Jr. Labor Research Center is capable of conducting research on a broad range of topics relating to the workplace and workforce.

Faculty members have published numerous books, articles, reports, and papers on topics ranging from labor history and labor markets to applied workplace and public policy issues. Past research sponsors have included the state and federal governments and private foundations.

The center is currrently focusing research in the area of work/life balance and work flexibility under the direction of Dr. Barbara Silver, Research Coordinator. We are taking an integrative approach to this topic by bringing together the work done in this area in the disciplines of economics, sociology, psychology, organizational behavior, human resources and labor relations.

The University of Rhode Island is one of the state's two research institutions and is the nation's only land-, sea-, and urban-grant university. Research facilities include a one million volume library, state-of-the-art computer technology, and laboratories for experimental and survey research.

For more information about the Center's research program contact Dr. Matthew M. Bodah, Research Director at (401) 874-2497 or

Schmidt Labor Research Center Seminar Research Series

In their final semester, master's degree students are required to write a research paper on a topic of their own choosing. The best of these papers are posted on this web site. To view these papers, click here