Fact Sheet All workers need time away from work at some point, but access to paid days off is uneven. New Center for American Progress research shows who is most likely to have access to time off.
Report Every worker has the potential need for paid leave and workplace flexibility, but access is uneven. Policymakers must ensure that all workers can care for themselves and their families while staying employed.
Report The importance of women’s added work hours to families’ economic well-being lends a new urgency to rethinking U.S. labor standards for the 21st century.
Report We need to establish a national family and medical leave insurance program that addresses the realities of our current workforce.
Issue Brief Recent research finds that family and medical leave insurance would greatly benefit America’s workforce and employers.
If we want to have the kind of economy that can compete in the twenty-first-century global marketplace, making sure that the changes in how families work and live can support growth—both through stable consumption and through caring for workers—must be a top priority.
The new Bureau of Labor Statistics employment data provide some welcome news that the labor market is moving in the right direction. Even so, with nearly 12 million people still out of work, the job of pushing the economy back to full employment remains an urgent and pressing issue.
The latest employment numbers show that this is no time for austerity. Our priority must be economic growth, the kind of growth that leads to strong and stable job creation.
Issue Brief We need policies to support women as they work and care for their families.
Heather Boushey argues that with incomes stagnant and the middle class needing economic stability, debate on Social Security must include lifting the earnings cap.
Government cutbacks have already been slowing our nation’s economic growth and are now actively pulling employment downward, but the worst may be yet to come.
New U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data provide some welcome good news, as employers added 236,000 new jobs in February and the unemployment rate dropped from 7.9 percent to 7.7 percent.
Video CAP Senior Economist Heather Boushey explains how middle-out economics helps bolster the U.S. economy.
Heather Boushey explains how for Britain and the United States, the best bet for the economy is on the middle.