Issue Brief Wealth inequality has increased dramatically in recent years, and government subsidies for capital gains and dividends are only making the situation worse by helping the rich get richer.
Issue Brief There is a large hourly wage penalty associated with working fewer hours per week. While the effect is similar by gender, because women are more likely to work fewer than 40 hours per week, they experience the wage penalty more often.
Report Mothers’ economic contributions to their families are more important now than ever before, as the majority of families with children are headed by women who are either the primary breadwinner or share that responsibility with a partner. Knowing who these women are provides a better understanding of our current workforce and highlights the need to update our nation’s labor standards.
Jennifer Erickson, Director of Competitiveness and Economic Growth at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Policy.
Joe Valenti, Director of Asset Building, testifies before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
The latest U.S. labor numbers show that unemployment is holding steady with 217,000 jobs created in May, but more workers find themselves stuck in low-wage jobs.
Issue Brief Research has given us a much better understanding of why austerity has been so harmful to economic recovery in the United States and European nations.
Issue Brief Progressive reforms to the tax code can help support college access and affordability, and benefit student-loan borrowers.
Tight credit may be keeping many qualified prospective homeowners on the sidelines, but they might be necessary for a full housing recovery. FHFA Director Mel Watt is working to ensure that qualified borrowers in all parts of the country have a shot at sustainable homeownership.
Scotland has doubled its number of apprenticeships while expanding their occupational and gender reach.
Issue Brief On the fifth anniversary of the Credit CARD Act, policymakers need to consider how to best address the new regulatory gaps in debit cards and give consumers new tools to manage their credit.
Issue Brief Critics complain that estimates of the gender wage gap are inaccurate oversimplifications. In reality, the statistic that women earn 77 cents to the male dollar reflects real structural barriers to equality deserving of attention.
Despite faster job growth, labor-market sentiment remains grim as 800,000 leave labor force.
Issue Brief The practice of rent-seeking—leveraging campaign contributions and lobbying to influence government policy for private gain—has several negative effects on the U.S. economy.