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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

The Danger of Measuring Roadway Congestion Wrong

Wilshire Boulevard article icon Issue Brief By measuring congestion as a reduction in vehicle speed, the U.S. Department of Transportation will penalize states and regions that invest in public transportation—especially traditional bus and bus rapid transit systems.

by Kevin DeGood | Wednesday, May 4, 2016

How Labor Friction and Social Fiction Relate to the Gender Wage Gap

A nurse prepares to hand out medicineLabor market frictions exacerbate lower pay for women.

by Kate Bahn | Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Can New Transportation Technologies Improve Equity and Access to Opportunity?

A driver for the ridesharing service Lyft uses Lyft's smartphone app. article icon Issue Brief Rapid advances in technology, including mobile applications that facilitate ridesharing, are transforming surface transportation with the potential to expand transit ridership, social equity, and access to opportunity.

by Kevin DeGood and Andrew Schwartz | Wednesday, April 27, 2016

House Budget Cuts Would Weaken the Economy for Future Generations

A mother feeds her daughter. article icon Issue Brief Economic research shows how cutting health care, environmental, and nutrition programs means unhealthy children today and a less productive workforce tomorrow.

by Harry Stein and Brendan Duke | Thursday, April 14, 2016