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The Growing Consensus to Improve Our Tax Code

book_alt2 icon Report Despite the political gridlock over taxes, there are actually many areas on which both sides agree. Policymakers should start here to improve our tax system.

By Harry Stein, Alexandra Thornton, and John Craig | Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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7 Actions that Could Shrink the Gender Wage Gap

article icon Fact Sheet The gender wage gap has not seen real movement since 2007, but seven actions could help change that.

By Sarah Jane Glynn, Milia Fisher, and Emily Baxter | Thursday, September 18, 2014

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5 Policies for Improving Data Use to Accelerate Veteran Employment

book_alt2 icon Report How improved use of open data can enable the labor market to better match the skills of veterans returning from service with the needs of employers across the country.

By Aneesh Chopra and Ethan Gurwitz | Thursday, September 18, 2014

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What the New Census Data Show About the Continuing Struggles of the Middle Class

Newly released Census data show that America’s middle class is still struggling to recover from the Great Recession and the decades of unequal growth that preceded it.

By Keith Miller and David Madland | Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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The Top 3 Things You Need to Know About the 2013 Poverty and Income Data

bars icon Charts New poverty and income data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census underscore that it is time to enact policies to create jobs, raise wages, and invest in family economic security.

By Melissa Boteach and Shawn Fremstad | Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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How Public Universities Can Promote Access and Success for All Students

article icon Issue Brief Several colleges and universities have greater success than others graduating students of color and low-income students, as well as closing gaps across demographics, which offers a promising model for other higher-education institutions.

By Antoinette Flores | Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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The United States Needs More and Better Jobs

Nearly 40 percent of new jobs concentrated in low-wage industries.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, September 5, 2014

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The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-September 2014 Jobs Release

bars icon Charts Economic indicators show that our economy isn’t cutting it for American workers.

By Jackie Odum and Michael Madowitz | Thursday, September 4, 2014

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Administrative Action on Immigration Reform

book_alt2 icon Report A deferred action program that includes temporary work permits would lead to significant increases in payroll tax revenues.

By Patrick Oakford | Thursday, September 4, 2014

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National Standards for Strong Apprenticeships

article icon Issue Brief Employer-written national guideline standards can strengthen America’s apprenticeship system.

By Sarah Ayres | Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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August 2014

article icon Issue Brief As we approach Labor Day, Congress needs to cut the party-line bickering and refocus its efforts on policies that help American workers.

By Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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