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.
Report Stable, healthy marriages and relationships can bolster the economic security and well-being of adults and children.
Public policy is an essential tool for promoting women’s workforce participation and leadership.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Charts Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.
Report Increasing the minimum wage in concert with expanding Medicaid would not only boost the incomes of low-wage working families and increase access to healthcare but would also be a boon to state budgets.
Charts Economic indicators show that our economy isn’t cutting it for American workers.
Report Forward-thinking employers across the country are demonstrating that apprenticeships can be used to build talent in growing, high-demand occupations.
Report America's middle class is being squeezed by stagnant—and in many cases declining—incomes and rising costs. To address the middle-class squeeze, we need to enact policies that will both increase incomes and also address rising child care, higher education, health care, housing, and retirement costs.