If we want to have the kind of economy that can compete in the twenty-first-century global marketplace, making sure that the changes in how families work and live can support growth—both through stable consumption and through caring for workers—must be a top priority.
The new Bureau of Labor Statistics employment data provide some welcome news that the labor market is moving in the right direction. Even so, with nearly 12 million people still out of work, the job of pushing the economy back to full employment remains an urgent and pressing issue.
The latest employment numbers show that this is no time for austerity. Our priority must be economic growth, the kind of growth that leads to strong and stable job creation.
Issue Brief We need policies to support women as they work and care for their families.
Heather Boushey argues that with incomes stagnant and the middle class needing economic stability, debate on Social Security must include lifting the earnings cap.
Government cutbacks have already been slowing our nation’s economic growth and are now actively pulling employment downward, but the worst may be yet to come.
New U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data provide some welcome good news, as employers added 236,000 new jobs in February and the unemployment rate dropped from 7.9 percent to 7.7 percent.
Video CAP Senior Economist Heather Boushey explains how middle-out economics helps bolster the U.S. economy.
Heather Boushey explains how for Britain and the United States, the best bet for the economy is on the middle.
Heather Boushey explains the economics in President Obama's latest State of the Union address.
While the Family and Medical Leave Act was an important first step to help workers manage their commitments to both their employers and their families, there is still work to be done, especially for low-wage workers.
President Obama's second term could spell the end of "trickle-down" and the beginning of something that might be called "middle-out" economics.
President Obama needs to focus not just on employment per se but on creating good jobs.
While the economy has been in recovery since June 2009, the level of output continues to be significantly below potential, and as a result, unemployment, remains unacceptably high. The best starting point would be a focus on growing the economy from the middle out.