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New Overtime Rule Could Raise Wages for 4.7 Million Millennial Workers

Working MillennialThe U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed overtime rule is poised to strengthen the middle class, drive economic growth, and provide fairer pay for 13.5 million workers, including 4.7 Millennials.

by Sunny Frothingham | Monday, August 24, 2015

Economic Snapshot: July 2015

A woman learns about employment opportunities article icon Issue Brief Middle-class economic stability for all is the key to stronger economic growth and should be front and center on policymakers’ agendas.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Friday, July 31, 2015

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Iowa Families

Iowa family article icon Fact Sheet The right policies can go a long way toward helping Iowa women gain economic security.

by Ryan Erickson, Sarah Jane Glynn, Heidi Williamson | Thursday, July 30, 2015

Progress Continues One Year After the White House Summit on Working Families

cursor icon Interactive It has been one year since the White House Summit on Working Families. This interactive shows some of the progress that has been made for working families during that time.

by the Women's Initiative | Friday, July 17, 2015

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Ohio Families

Ohio career fair article icon Fact Sheet The right policies can go a long way toward helping Ohio women gain economic security.

by Ryan Erickson, Sarah Jane Glynn, Heidi Williamson | Thursday, July 16, 2015

Real Family Values: Planning for a Future that Ensures Dignity for an Aging Population

Nun and elder care article icon Issue Brief As America’s aging population increases, implementing policies steeped in real family values—dignity, fairness, and respect—must be a priority to meet the needs of the elderly and their caregivers.

by Emily Baxter | Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-July 2015 Jobs Release

construction american flag bars icon Charts Here are six charts on the economy six years after the Great Recession.

by Danielle Corley, Jackie Odum, Michael Madowitz | Wednesday, July 1, 2015

How to Foster Long-Term Innovation Investment

scientist in laboratory article icon Issue Brief Ensuring that equity markets serve investors who take the long view of companies’ growth prospects is important for corporate bottom lines and economic growth.

by Neera Tanden and Blair Effron | Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Misses an Opportunity for Reform

Morning rush hourSenate highway authorization fails to make needed reforms to reduce congestion, improve overall system performance, or direct federal funds flow to projects that will provide the greatest return on investment.

by Kevin DeGood | Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Economic Snapshot: June 2015

Jobseeker at job fair article icon Issue Brief Policymakers need to create real economic security by fighting the twin evils of massive income inequality and anemic economic growth.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Tuesday, June 30, 2015

New Data Illustrate the Failure of the Trickle-Down Experiment

A woman reads paperworkUpdated data from University of California, Berkeley, economist Emmanuel Saez illustrate how middle-class income growth is essential to promote healthy economic growth.

by Brendan Duke | Monday, June 29, 2015

The Relationship Between Student Debt and College Completion

college graduation commencementWhile high levels of student loan debt are troubling, they may reflect higher rates of postsecondary degree attainment in some states.

by Ben Miller | Friday, June 26, 2015

Infographic: How Access to Paid Leave Helps Fathers

Paid family leave is working for new fathers in California, and it is time for the rest of the nation to catch up.

by Emily Baxter | Thursday, June 18, 2015

A Decade of Progress in Controlling Medicare Spending

$100 billNew long-term Medicare spending projections from the Congressional Budget Office are dramatically lower than similar projections from 2005.

by Harry Stein | Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Congress Makes Itself Dysfunctional with Legislative Branch Cuts

US Capitol rotundaCutting funding for the legislative branch makes Congress less competent and more reliant on special interests.

by Harry Stein and Ethan Gurwitz | Monday, June 15, 2015