Reforms to Help Meet the Growing Demand for Long-Term Care Services
Issue Brief Targeted reforms will help more Americans afford the long-term care they are likely to need in the coming decades.
Rising Waters, Rising Threat
Report Policymakers need to invest in the resilience of our wastewater treatment infrastructure to ensure that decades of progress on public health, environmental quality, and economic development are not washed away.
Women of Color: A Growing Force in the American Electorate
Issue Brief As the fastest-growing segment of the women’s vote—and the most active segment of the emerging majority vote—women of color are a key voting bloc with the potential to affect elections and public policy.
Millions of Americans Are Outside the Financial System
Fact Sheet New data from the FDIC reaffirm that many families lack bank accounts or are otherwise underserved by the financial system.
Report A first-of-its-kind analysis of county-level 2012 election data finds that, in 16 states, voters in counties with a higher percentage of minorities cast provisional ballots at higher rates.
For Women and Girls, the Common Core Is a Step Toward Greater Equity
Fact Sheet The Common Core State Standards represent an important step toward closing achievement gaps and opening the door to higher-paying science, technology, engineering, and math jobs for millions of low-income girls and girls of color.
Issue Brief Congress needs to play its part in building a postrecession economy for everyone and not just the wealthy few.
A Great Recession, a Great Retreat
Report Since the onset of the Great Recession, direct state investment in public universities and community colleges has declined. This report analyzes the retreat in funding in the 50 states and calls for a restored state-federal compact in postsecondary education to ensure that high-quality programs remain affordable and a central tenant of the American Dream.
Effects of State Higher Education Cuts on Communities of Color
Issue Brief As diversity among U.S. students increases, investment in public colleges—particularly in two-year institutions that disproportionately serve students of color—is an investment in the future.
Eds, Meds, and the Feds
Report The federal government has a long history of supporting the work of anchor institutions—entities, including universities and hospitals, that control vast economic, human, and intellectual resources. It has a vested interest in exploring strategies that harness anchors’ power to increase community revitalization and economic growth.
Ensuring Access to Family Planning Services for All
Issue Brief While women have access to family planning services at a multitude of health care facilities—and while a wide spectrum of funding sources covers contraceptives and those services—we are not doing enough to ensure access for all women.
The Facts on Immigration Today
Issue Brief Everything you need to know about our foreign-born population, their impact on the economy, current immigration policy, and the voting power of new Americans.
Sisi’s First 100 Days
Issue Brief Egypt, the region’s largest country, continues to face a long list of challenges on the economic, security, and political fronts.
9 Things to Know About Gun Violence in Washington State
Issue Brief There are many facets of gun violence in Washington state that stand out as exception, unusual, or above the national average, and the state can do more to prevent gun deaths and keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.