The Business Case for Paid Leave and Paid Sick Days
As states continue to pass paid leave and paid sick days legislation, evidence shows that these policies are a win-win for both employers and employees.
The Economic Importance of Women’s Rising Hours of Work
Report The importance of women’s added work hours to families’ economic well-being lends a new urgency to rethinking U.S. labor standards for the 21st century.
Family and Medical Leave Insurance
Report We need to establish a national family and medical leave insurance program that addresses the realities of our current workforce.
Appearance of Strengthening Labor Market Masks Ongoing Unemployment Woes
Slack demand, not demographics, drives low labor-force participation.
The Importance of Early Childhood Programs for Women on the Brink
Issue Brief Access to high-quality, affordable early childhood programs are rare for women living on the brink, but there are steps the federal government can take to improve access. The recent documentary, “Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert,” highlights how these early childhood programs can support women in low-wage jobs.
Issue Brief Progressive fiscal policy must complement monetary policy to boost economic growth.
Universal Credit: A Primer
Issue Brief The United Kingdom’s overhaul of its social safety net, known as the Universal Credit, raises many concerns, and policymakers should be cautious about considering it as a model for reforming the U.S. system.
How to Reduce Poverty and Save Taxpayers $4.6 Billion Per Year
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour will cut spending on federal assistance programs and strengthen families, the economy, and our nation.
Improving the Earned Income Tax Credit to Better Serve Childless Adults
Issue Brief President Obama’s new proposal to reform the Earned Income Tax Credit is a step in the right direction.
The Effects of Minimum Wages on SNAP Enrollments and Expenditures
Report Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would lower government spending on federal nutrition assistance by $46 billion over the next 10 years.
Understanding CBO’s Minimum-Wage Report
Even if we accept the erroneous assertion that better pay for low-wage workers will slow job growth, the reduction in the pace of job creation will by CBO projections be relatively small.
The Reproductive Politics of Living on the Brink
Women need reproductive autonomy to achieve economic security and improved health.
Moving the War on Poverty Forward
Issue Brief A new study about how Millennials view federal anti-poverty efforts finds that they are more likely than older Americans to face direct economic problems.
Evidence Shows Increasing the Minimum Wage Is No Threat to Employment
Historical experience and academic studies show that raising the minimum wage does not harm the economy, even when unemployment is high.
Job Growth Still Overwhelmed by Severe Unemployment
Failure to extend emergency unemployment insurance will further harm the already fragile labor market.