CAP en Español
Small CAP Banner

Economy: Archives

10 Things You Can Do to Power a Woman’s Nation

Ten steps you can take to help women push back from the brink.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Introducing the Thrive Index

A list of questions that employers can use to ensure their company policies promote the success of low-wage women workers.

By Olivia Morgan | Sunday, January 12, 2014

Preface to The Shriver Report

CAP President Neera Tanden introduces The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink.

By Neera Tanden | Sunday, January 12, 2014

Infographic: How Far We’ve Come and How Far We Need to Go

A graphic look at the state of women in the United States.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Shriver Report Executive Summary

Kristeen Rogers book_alt2 icon Report One in three American women is living at or near the brink of poverty. This Shriver Report studies the profound change in the makeup of American families, and the failure of government, business, and other cultural institutions to adapt to this change.

By Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress | Sunday, January 12, 2014

5 Reasons Congress Must Extend Unemployment Insurance

Audience appeals for jobs bars icon Charts Congress has never cut off unemployment insurance when long-term unemployment has been this high.

By Sarah Ayres | Friday, January 10, 2014

Offshore Corporate Profits: The Only Thing ‘Trapped’ Is Tax Revenue

Cayman Islands tax haven article icon Issue Brief Inducing multinational corporations to “repatriate” offshore profits will have little or no effect on the broader U.S. economy because, by and large, that money is already here. The problem with these accumulated corporate profits is not that they are “offshore”—it is that they are untaxed.

By Kitty Richards and John Craig | Thursday, January 9, 2014

Coming Together on Behalf of Unemployed Americans

Kaine and Levin walk to Senate unemployment test voteIncome inequality seems set to become the hot-button issue of the new year, as politicians and citizens alike turn their attention to the unemployed.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, January 7, 2014

December 2013

article icon Issue Brief Economic data show that this is a recovery for the rich—not a recovery for everyone.

By Christian E. Weller and Sam Ungar | Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Economic Benefits of Family and Medical Leave Insurance

Elderly parent and daughter article icon Issue Brief Recent research finds that family and medical leave insurance would greatly benefit America’s workforce and employers.

By Heather Boushey, Ann O'Leary, and Alexandra Mitukiewicz | Thursday, December 12, 2013

Complete Streets: Why America Needs the Safe Streets Act of 2013

Fifth Avenue Crosswalk article icon 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.

By Kevin DeGood | Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Sequestering American Innovation

article icon Issue Brief We explore historical trends in federal R&D investment and the impact of fiscal austerity on American innovative capacity.

By Kwame Boadi | Monday, December 9, 2013

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.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Monday, December 9, 2013

Trickle-Down Economics and Broken Promises

Occupy Wall Street movement article icon 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.

By Ben Olinsky and Asher Mayerson | Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Great Laissez-Faire Experiment

Occupy Chicago protest book_alt2 icon 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.

By David R. Howell | Wednesday, December 4, 2013