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.
Building a More Perfect Union
LGBT immigrants need both the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and immigration reform.
Cities at Work: Progressive Local Policies to Rebuild the Middle Class
Local governments need to take bold action to restore the middle class and ensure more access to it. Cities are an important and unique solution to many social problems.
Issue Brief Supporting caregivers through paid family leave and flexible hours will go a long way toward recognizing our invaluable informal care community and increasing cost savings for taxpayers.
Infographic: The Next Step for Family Leave
The FAMILY Act will help families, local communities, and our economy by making paid leave a reality for working Americans.
Polling Shows Americans Want Retirement Policy Reform
Polling indicates that Americans are worried about their ability to retire and want policymakers to take action.
A Step in the Right Direction on Retirement
President Barack Obama’s MyRA plan is a start, but Congress should do more.
President Obama Should Use the State of the Union to Hold Accountable Federal Contractors that Harm Workers and Shortchange Taxpayers
The president can adopt responsible contracting reforms through executive action to ensure that only responsible, law-abiding companies receive government contracts.
Union Membership Remained Steady in 2013, But Conservative Attacks Threaten to Weaken Organized Labor
Policies that undermine unionization ultimately threaten the strength and vitality of America’s middle class.