Report A new CAP analysis explores the effects that redistributive tax and transfer programs have on Americans’ risk-taking behavior and labor mobility.
Evidence shows that raising the minimum wage when unemployment is high does not harm the economy.
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.
Issue Brief Congress always intended to replace the sequester with smarter deficit reduction—then they slashed deficits but still left the full sequester in place.
The new resource, developed jointly by the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, demonstrates how transportation and housing costs influence a location’s affordability.
Issue Brief Matching savings by low-income families through refundable tax credits would build families’ economic security and create more-balanced savings incentives in the tax code.
Report Sequestration is already a disaster for the American people. Four key factors will make it even worse next year.
Interactive Failing to expand emergency unemployment benefits would cut off millions of Americans from benefits and slow economic growth.
Issue Brief Young Americans have the most to gain from raising the minimum wage and enhancing worker protections.
The recent congressional fiscal antics have led to caution and possible stagnation in American business.
A new OECD report provides a strong and clear call to protect America’s global standing through investments in education because boosting the basic skill level of Americans will improve their employability in the global economy, thus strengthening the middle class.
Despite the addition of 204,000 new jobs, more than half pay low wages and offer little room for career advancement.
The big news in today’s GDP report is the public sector’s rapidly shrinking economic contribution, which is driving not only trend U.S. economic growth lower but also our potential for future growth.
The new supplemental poverty data should give legislators pause as they consider cuts to nutrition assistance in Farm Bill negotiations.