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Rhetoric vs. Reality: Paid Family and Medical Leave

parents with newborn article icon Issue Brief Conservative proposals, such as business tax credits and pregnancy 401(k)s, do not cut it for working families that need paid family and medical leave.

by Sunny Frothingham and Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, August 11, 2016

LaQuita’s Story: How Unemployment Insurance Helped Make Ends Meet Between Jobs

play_alt icon Video This video tells LaQuita's story of how unemployment insurance helped make ends meet for her and her family and shows why the program needs to be strengthened.

by Andrew Satter | Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Where States Are and Where They Should Be on Unemployment Protections

Job seeker looks for work article icon Issue Brief By taking steps to strengthen their unemployment insurance programs, states can better protect working families against joblessness, increase workforce participation, and prepare their economies to face the next recession.

by Rachel West, Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Kali Grant, Melissa Boteach, Claire McKenna, Judy Conti | Thursday, July 7, 2016

Infographic: Payday Loans: Beneath the Surface

shark fins and dollar billsAdopting a strong rule on payday and auto title loans would greatly reduce the potential for predatory loans to destabilize families and communities.

by Joe Valenti | Monday, June 27, 2016

Continuing Inequalities Blur the American Dream

Protestors hold signWhile racial gaps in the U.S. income cost are old news, revitalized versions of these statistics are no less significant for the nation’s economic recovery.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, June 23, 2016

State Examples of the Hidden Cost of a Failing Child Care System

Preschool chalkboard article icon Fact Sheet This fact sheet provides state-by-state examples of the financial cost of choosing between a career and full-time caregiving.

by Jessica Troe, Alex Rowell, Michael Madowitz, Katie Hamm | Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Calculating the Hidden Cost of Interrupting a Career for Child Care

Peter Yabadi, 2, stands next to his mother article icon Issue Brief The how and why behind CAP’s child care cost calculator, which helps determine the financial cost of choosing between full-time work and full-time care.

by Michael Madowitz, Alex Rowell, Katie Hamm | Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Community Land Trusts

houses book_alt2 icon Report Community land trusts can help lower-income families safely bridge the gap between rental housing and traditional homeownership, with the potential to challenge the conventional housing market and enhance neighborhood stability.

by Michela Zonta | Monday, June 20, 2016

A Plan to Improve Unemployment Protections in America

closed factory article icon Fact Sheet A new proposal would update unemployment insurance and establish a Jobseeker’s Allowance. Its recommendations would strengthen the nation’s workforce development system, protect families from unemployment, and fortify the American economy against the next recession.

| Thursday, June 16, 2016

Strengthening Unemployment Protections in America

job fair book_alt2 icon Report By modernizing the unemployment insurance system and establishing a Jobseeker’s Allowance, the United States can promote employment, increase economic security for working families, and prepare the economy for the next recession.

by Rachel West, Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Kali Grant, Melissa Boteach, Claire McKenna, Judy Conti | Thursday, June 16, 2016

Congress Must Pass PROMESA to Prevent Crisis in Puerto Rico

Lew and Padilla in Puerto Rico classroomProtecting the health and livelihoods of Puerto Ricans requires immediate action.

by Marc Jarsulic and Erin Cohan | Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Workers or Waste?

worker raises hand book_alt2 icon Report Better disclosure of human capital investments would be a win for investors, managers, and workers.

by Angela Hanks, Ethan Gurwitz, Brendan Duke, Andy Green | Wednesday, June 8, 2016

3 Ways to Tell Someone Is Serious About Evidence-Based Policy

The contents of a prepared box are displayed for a research project.Evidence-based policymaking should not become a buzzword to justify cuts to programs for struggling families.

by Melissa Boteach and Harry Stein | Monday, June 6, 2016

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-June 2016 Jobs Release

job fair bars icon Charts Labor market improvements should not make a rate hike a foregone conclusion.

by Michael Madowitz and Juliana Vigorito | Thursday, June 2, 2016

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-May 2016 Jobs Release

graduates hiring bars icon Charts The economy is showing consistent job growth with wages still lagging.

by Michael Madowitz, Juliana Vigorito, Shiv Rawal | Thursday, May 5, 2016