The Murray-Scott Minimum-Wage Bill: A Win-Win for Working Families and Taxpayers
In addition to giving working families a long-overdue raise, the new bill will save taxpayers an estimated $5.3 billion per year on SNAP when fully implemented.
Cutting Social Security Disability Insurance Won’t Help Anyone Go Back to Work
Proposed cuts to Social Security Disability Insurance for beneficiaries who try to return to work and lose a job through no fault of their own are a step in the wrong direction.
Women of Color and the Gender Wage Gap
Issue Brief Women of color experience a wider gender wage gap, on average, compared with white women.
The Gender Pay Gap Explained
Video Women in the United States only earn 78 cents to the dollar compared with men. But there is a lot of confusion about this number. What does it really mean? And where did it come from?
Expanding Opportunities in America’s Urban Areas
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.
A Challenge to Congress
Issue Brief It’s time for Congress to show that its words are more than mere rhetoric—that they are instead backed by concrete action and accountability on the issues important to women and their families.
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-February 2015 Jobs Release
Charts Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.
A Subsidized Jobs Program for the 21st Century
Report Subsidized jobs offer a targeted strategy to give disadvantaged workers a foot in the door to the labor market—a win-win-win situation for working families, local businesses, and the American economy.
Valuing All Our Families
Report Stable, healthy marriages and relationships can bolster the economic security and well-being of adults and children.
Infographic: To Promote Women’s Leadership, We Need Public Policy
Public policy is an essential tool for promoting women’s workforce participation and leadership.
Can Public Policy Break the Glass Ceiling?
Report There are lessons to learn from other countries, such as Canada and Norway, where public policy has been used to help women stay in the workforce and succeed.
For Women to Lead, They Have to Stay in the Game
Report If women can’t work, they can’t rise. Only public policy can ensure that all women have the chance to participate fully and thrive.
Continued Job Gains Are Sweet Music, and There Is Reason to Hope It’s Not the Same Old Song for Wages
Everybody liked the November jobs report, let’s hope the signs of wage growth are not a blip but the start of a new trend.
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-December 2014 Jobs Release
Charts Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that the United States is a long way from attaining the healthy economy that Americans need.
Key Features of a Paid Family and Medical Leave Program that Meets the Needs of Working Families
Fact Sheet To update the nation’s public policies to effectively meet the needs of workers and their families, the United States should adopt a paid family and medical leave policy that covers all workers and is comprehensive, affordable, accessible, and inclusive.