The Economic Benefits of Family and Medical Leave Insurance
Issue Brief Recent research finds that family and medical leave insurance would greatly benefit America’s workforce and employers.
Complete Streets: Why America Needs the Safe Streets Act of 2013
Issue Brief Complete Streets are an essential element of a balanced transportation system, expanding personal mobility through designs that are safe and accommodating for all users regardless of age, income, or ability level.
Sequestering American Innovation
Issue Brief We explore historical trends in federal R&D investment and the impact of fiscal austerity on American innovative capacity.
Raising the Minimum Wage Would Boost the Incomes of Millions of Women and Their Families
If Congress raised the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, millions of American women would be better able to support themselves and their families.
Trickle-Down Economics and Broken Promises
Issue Brief Three new CAP reports debunk the myth that top income tax breaks and other policies that benefit the wealthy generate broadly shared economic prosperity.
The Great Laissez-Faire Experiment
Report This report compares the performance of the United States with other high-income countries on income inequality, economic growth, and the sharing of that growth with the vast majority of households.
The Impact of Inequality on Growth
Report Regardless of the relationship between inequality and economic growth, the high level of inequality that we have today requires a policy response leading to a more equitable and inclusive economy.
The Impact of Redistributive Tax and Transfer Programs on Risk-Taking Behavior and Labor Mobility
Report A new CAP analysis explores the effects that redistributive tax and transfer programs have on Americans’ risk-taking behavior and labor mobility.
Raising the Minimum Wage Would Help, Not Hurt, Our Economy
New evidence shows that raising the minimum wage when unemployment is high does not harm the economy.
5 Reasons Expanding Apprenticeships Will Benefit Millennials
Lawmakers should expand apprenticeship opportunities to give young Americans access to well-paying, middle-class jobs that do not require a four-year degree.
Issue Brief Economic data show that Congress’s fiscal brinksmanship is keeping businesses from investing in America and consequently holding back overall growth.