The Effects of Minimum Wages on SNAP Enrollments and Expenditures
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. Read more →
Immigration Polling Roundup: Americans of All Political Stripes Want Congress to Pass Immigration Reform
Five recent polls illustrate Americans’ broad support for immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants.
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.
Arizona, Immigration, and LGBT Rights: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Given Arizona’s passage of the anti-immigrant S.B. 1070 in 2010 and the subsequent, significant backlash it faced, Gov. Jan Brewer’s recent veto of S.B. 1062 may indicate that the state is moving in a positive direction on LGBT and immigrant rights.
Bad Policy Choices, Not Bad Weather, Restraining Job Growth
Reauthorizing emergency unemployment benefits can stabilize families and jobs.
Labor and Work
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.
Fact Sheet: The Women’s Leadership Gap
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.
Why We Need a Political Leadership Pipeline for Women of Color
As women of color grow in number, we need more of them in elected office.
Energy and Environment
The Top 5 Challenges Facing the New NOAA Administrator
As former astronaut Kathryn Sullivan takes over NOAA, she faces challenges worthy of a rocket scientist.
Infographic: How Many Women are Benefiting from the Affordable Care Act?
This infographic is a compilation of data from multiple sources to highlight how women are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act. It will be updated at least monthly to reflect the most recent data available.
Religion and Values
Connecting Maternal Health, Faith, and Reproductive Justice for International Women’s Day: An Interview with Courtney Fowler
Sally Steenland interviews Courtney Fowler, the conference lay leader for the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church, about her work to support maternal and family health.
China’s State-Owned Enterprises and Nonmarket Economics
Adam Hersh, Senior Economist at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
Fragmenting Under Pressure
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.
Race and Ethnicity
A Presidential Effort to Help Black and Latino Youth
President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative is a noble call to action, but structural changes in America are needed to improve opportunities for impoverished black and Latino boys.
Infographic: Taxpayers Pick Up the Tab for Corporations that Can Afford to Pay Their Employees More
The net incomes of four of the largest low-wage employers, Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, Yum! Brands, and Target, represent five times the amount of cost savings in SNAP resulting from a minimum wage hike to $10.10.