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Offshoring Work Is Taking a Toll on the U.S. Economy

assembly line china bars icon Charts Reshoring tax incentives can ease the wage and employment pressures across the country.

By Adam Hersh and Ethan Gurwitz | Wednesday, July 30, 2014

3 Reasons Subsidized Jobs Should Be Part of an Economic Mobility Agenda

Job seekers attend a job fair.As Congress explores strategies for boosting economic security and mobility, subsidized jobs are an effective tool for employing those left behind by the labor market.

By Rachel West | Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Economic Opportunity Improvments

Successful anti-poverty solutions should be coordinated in a way that meets the needs of families and should build upon lessons learned from successful programs across the country.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Working and Still Poor

minimum wage rally When you try living on $77 a week for food, transportation, and entertainment—the budget of a minimum-wage worker—spending on things that many take for granted requires tough choices and carries significant consequences.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Powder River Basin Coal Leasing

The federal coal-leasing program in the Powder River Basin is costing taxpayers billions of dollars.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Federal Coal Leasing in the Powder River Basin

Powder River Basin article icon Issue Brief Why the federal coal-leasing program in the Powder River Basin is costing taxpayers billions of dollars in lost revenue and pollution costs.

By Nidhi Thakar and Michael Madowitz | Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Effects of Abandoning RGGI on New Jersey

Giving up the plot to leave RGGI would be a relatively simple and effective way to implement proposed carbon-pollution limits while strengthening New Jersey’s health and economy.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Unaccompanied Children from Central America

The humanitarian situation on the U.S. southern border demands a range of sustainable interventions across northern Central America, as well as increased international assistance.

Friday, July 25, 2014

July 2014

Job seekers wait in a line at a job fair in Southfield, Michigan. article icon Issue Brief Despite an improving labor market, Congress needs to do more to create opportunity for all American families.

By Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Thursday, July 24, 2014

Improving Economic Opportunity

article icon Issue Brief Successful anti-poverty solutions should be coordinated in a way that meets the needs of families and should build upon lessons learned from successful programs across the country. Efforts to improve the safety net should also be paired with broader reforms and investments to tackle the root causes of poverty.

By Melissa Boteach and Megan Martin | Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Way Forward on Child Refugees

ImmigrationThe president can accelerate the process for screening unaccompanied children who are fleeing violence, without sacrificing fairness or due process and without changing existing law.

By Marshall Fitz, Philip E. Wolgin, and Angela Maria Kelley | Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Ryan Budget in Sheep’s Clothing?

Paul Ryan speechHouse Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s speech on safety net reforms is either an outgrowth of his budget plans to gut the safety net or it backtracks on his promise to balance the budget. But he can’t have it both ways.

By Melissa Boteach and Rebecca Vallas | Thursday, July 24, 2014

Citizenship Matters

child immigrants book_alt2 icon Report The children of immigrants are a critical—but often overlooked—demographic who care deeply about how both parties act on immigration, and will be influential in shaping the future of American politics.

By Manuel Pastor, Justin Scoggins, Vanessa Carter, and Jared Sanchez | Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Surge of Unaccompanied Children from Central America

A young migrant girl waits for a freight train to depart on her way to the U.S. border, in Ixtepec, Mexico. article icon Issue Brief The humanitarian situation on the U.S. southern border, created by a dramatic increase in children fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries, demands a range of sustainable interventions across northern Central America, as well as increased international assistance.

By Dan Restrepo and Ann Garcia | Thursday, July 24, 2014

Teachers Struggle With Paltry Incomes In Their Mid- and Late-Career

Low pay prevents teachers from living a middle-class life.

Thursday, July 24, 2014