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How Citizenship Helps the Economy

CalculatorA new CAP infographic details how immigration reform would contribute to the economy.

By the CAP Immigration Team | Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Progressive Pro-Growth Principles for Trade and Competitiveness

truck article icon Issue Brief The United States must develop the international relations and domestic foundations to make trade work for the United States and global middle classes.

By Adam Hersh and Jennifer Erickson | Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Afghans Find Their Way

Afghan candidate supporters article icon Issue Brief The international community will play an important but secondary role in Afghanistan’s future as Afghans work to create a more sustainable state through strengthening their political consensus, building their economy, and increasing security.

By Caroline Wadhams | Monday, March 10, 2014

Improving the Earned Income Tax Credit to Better Serve Childless Adults

article icon Issue Brief President Obama’s new proposal to reform the Earned Income Tax Credit is a step in the right direction.

By Katie Wright | Friday, March 7, 2014

Fact Sheet: The Women’s Leadership Gap

Women population article icon Issue Brief Women make up a majority of the U.S. population, but they lag substantially behind men when it comes to their representation in leadership positions.

By Judith Warner | Friday, March 7, 2014

Women’s Leadership

Women Senators book_alt2 icon Report There is a silver lining to exclusion: Women, long outsiders, have had no choice but to think, act, and lead in out-of-the-box ways. That is why they are now poised to change our institutions for the better.

By Judith Warner | Friday, March 7, 2014

China’s State-Owned Enterprises and Nonmarket Economics

Adam HershAdam Hersh, Senior Economist at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

By Adam Hersh | Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Fragmenting Under Pressure

book_alt2 icon Report This report provides a snapshot of current trends among Islamists in Egypt, offers an overview of the enduring weaknesses and divisions in the country, and recommends how the United States can address one of the most important strategic priorities in the Middle East.

By Hardin Lang, Mokhtar Awad, and Brian Katulis | Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Effects of Minimum Wages on SNAP Enrollments and Expenditures

J.C. Penney employee book_alt2 icon 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.

By Rachel West and Michael Reich | Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Investing for Success

Money article icon Issue Brief The Council on Foundations and the Center for American Progress jointly held two roundtable conversations in 2013 with potential social impact bond investors that produced a series of key policy questions.

By Kristina Costa | Monday, March 3, 2014

Networking for Success

Money article icon Issue Brief The Council on Foundations and the Center for American Progress jointly held two roundtable conversations in 2013 with potential social impact bond investors, concluding that strong cross-sector relationships are key to social impact bond transactions.

By Kristina Costa and Laura Tomasko | Monday, March 3, 2014

Reading Between the Data

San Francisco woman and mural book_alt2 icon Report When considering how best to address economic inequality, policymakers need to understand the complexity and diversity within the Asian American community.

By Farah Ahmad and Christian E. Weller | Monday, March 3, 2014

Common Core Implementation Best Practices

Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy, testifies before the New York State Office of the Governor Common Core Implementation Panel.

By Carmel Martin | Friday, February 28, 2014

Providing Access to Affordable, Flexible Health Plans Through Self-Insurance

Maura CalsynMaura Calsyn, Director of Health Policy, testifies before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.

By Maura Calsyn | Friday, February 28, 2014

The Benefits of Local Financial Empowerment Initiatives

Joe ValentiJoe Valenti, Director of Asset Building, testifies before the New York City Council Consumer Affairs Committee.

By Joe Valenti | Friday, February 28, 2014