The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Safe Student Account Scorecard is a first step toward ensuring that college financial products are designed with students in mind.
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.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Language Access Plan is a step toward empowering consumers with limited English proficiency to participate fully in the financial marketplace.
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.
The labor market has been improving faster than other economic indicators, but that trend looks less strong after March’s employment report.
Charts Broader economic indicators show that today’s economy carries historically low growth in wages and considerable room for more employment growth.
Issue Brief Policymakers need to build on successes of past progressive policies by implementing measures that raise wages and boost productivity growth.
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 It’s time for the retail industry to support a policy agenda that helps its most important customers—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.