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A Subsidized Jobs Program for the 21st Century

Work book_alt2 icon 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.

by Rachel West, Rebecca Vallas, Melissa Boteach | Thursday, January 29, 2015

Valuing All Our Families

father and daughter book_alt2 icon Report Stable, healthy marriages and relationships can bolster the economic security and well-being of adults and children.

by Shawn Fremstad and Melissa Boteach | Monday, January 12, 2015

Infographic: To Promote Women’s Leadership, We Need Public Policy

Public policy is an essential tool for promoting women’s workforce participation and leadership.

by Emily Baxter, Judith Warner, Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, December 11, 2014

Can Public Policy Break the Glass Ceiling?

Pensive woman book_alt2 icon 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.

by Dalia Ben-Galim and Amna Silim | Thursday, December 11, 2014

For Women to Lead, They Have to Stay in the Game

Women in business book_alt2 icon 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.

by Judith Warner | Thursday, December 11, 2014

Continued Job Gains Are Sweet Music, and There Is Reason to Hope It’s Not the Same Old Song for Wages

factory workerEverybody liked the November jobs report, let’s hope the signs of wage growth are not a blip but the start of a new trend.

by Michael Madowitz | Monday, December 8, 2014

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-December 2014 Jobs Release

Job search bars icon 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.

by Michael Madowitz and Jackie Odum | Thursday, December 4, 2014

Key Features of a Paid Family and Medical Leave Program that Meets the Needs of Working Families

Arkansas family article icon 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.

by the Center for American Progress and the National Partnership for Women & Families | Monday, December 1, 2014

November 2014

Job fair article icon Issue Brief This month’s economic data shows that it’s time for an economy that works for everyone and not just the wealthy few.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Monday, November 24, 2014

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-November 2014 Jobs Release

job fair bars icon Charts Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.

by Michael Madowitz and Jackie Odum | Thursday, November 6, 2014

A Win-Win for Working Families and State Budgets

Doctor and child book_alt2 icon 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.

by Rachel West and Michael Reich | Thursday, October 16, 2014

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-October 2014 Jobs Release

job applicant bars icon Charts Economic indicators show that our economy isn’t cutting it for American workers.

by Jackie Odum and Michael Madowitz | Thursday, October 2, 2014

Innovations in Apprenticeship

An intern works with a vaccine book_alt2 icon Report Forward-thinking employers across the country are demonstrating that apprenticeships can be used to build talent in growing, high-demand occupations.

by Sarah Ayres Steinberg and Ethan Gurwitz | Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Middle-Class Squeeze

umbrellas book_alt2 icon 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.

by Jennifer Erickson | Wednesday, September 24, 2014

7 Actions that Could Shrink the Gender Wage Gap

A waitress carries food article icon Fact Sheet The gender wage gap has not seen real movement since 2007, but seven actions could help change that.

by Sarah Jane Glynn, Milia Fisher, Emily Baxter | Thursday, September 18, 2014