The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed prepaid card rule adds transparency and security to cards that increasingly resemble bank accounts, but further improvements could be made.
Report There is a large hourly wage penalty associated with working fewer hours per week, and although the effect is similar by gender, women are more greatly affected because they are more likely to work fewer than 40 hours per week.
A new CAP analysis shows the jobs with the largest and smallest gender wage gaps.
The types of jobs that men and women hold, as well as the industries they work in, have a large effect on the gender wage gap.
The numbers show that the United States stands to see significant gains from deferred action programs—and that the gains from legislative reform that includes a pathway to citizenship would be even greater.
Issue Brief To ensure that more people benefit from the opportunities cities create, the Center for American Progress has compiled key policy proposals that address the challenges faced by distressed urban areas.
House and Senate budgets will be a test of how serious majority leaders are about boosting opportunity and expanding the middle class.
Report Since the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation are being forced to adopt dynamic scoring, they should consider the most recent credible economic research on tax cuts, inequality, and growth.
For the Fed, raising interest rates is all about levels and changes.
Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.
Issue Brief Policymakers need to build on successes of past progressive policies by implementing policies that raise wages and boost productivity growth.
In a never-ending quest to shrink government, conservatives continue to advance specious arguments that are harmful to federal funding for public transportation.
Issue Brief Rising earnings inequality, which has led to an upward redistribution of income, has taken a significant toll on Social Security’s financial outlook.