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When I Was Your Age

Woman checking phone article icon Issue Brief Despite being more educated and working in a more productive economy, 30-year-olds today barely make more than 30-year-old Baby Boomers did in 1984.

by Brendan Duke | Thursday, March 3, 2016

Utilizing National Service as a 21st Century Workforce Strategy for Opportunity Youth

Volunteers are sworn into the AmeriCorps national service program. book_alt2 icon Report Expanding national service programs to create first jobs and on-the-job training slots for opportunity youth and other disadvantaged workers is an important workforce strategy.

by Tracey Ross, Shirley Sagawa, Melissa Boteach | Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Fast Facts: Economic Security for South Carolina Families

Workers prepare peaches article icon Fact Sheet The right policies can go a long way toward helping all South Carolina women gain economic security.

by Ryan Erickson, Sarah Jane Glynn, Heidi Williamson | Thursday, February 18, 2016

Fired for Being Who I Am: The Fight for LGBT Equality Continues

play_alt icon Video Despite historic progress on LGBT rights, many LGBT people and their families still face serious and life-altering discrimination in their daily lives.

by Kulsum Ebrahim, Sarah McBride, Claire Markham | Tuesday, February 16, 2016

How States Are Expanding Apprenticeship

President Obama speaks with a student-apprentice article icon Issue Brief States have been leading the way in developing strategies to prepare more workers for employment through apprenticeship.

by Angela Hanks and Ethan Gurwitz | Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Women and Families’ Economic Security in New Hampshire

New Hampshire shoppers article icon Issue Brief Women have been central to New Hampshire’s economic growth, and more must be done to support women’s labor force participation.

by Sarah Jane Glynn, Brendan Duke, Danielle Corley | Friday, January 29, 2016

What Do Unions Do for the Middle Class?

grocery store clerk book_alt2 icon Report The decline of unions over the past 30 years has contributed to the falling share of middle-class workers.

by Richard Freeman, Eunice Han, Brendan Duke, David Madland | Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Making myRA a More Effective Savings Option

Elderly coupleThe myRA program simplifies savings and can be strengthened to boost participation and trust.

by Joe Valenti and David Madland | Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Helping Firms by Helping Employees?

factory work book_alt2 icon Report This paper finds that adopting pro-employee work-life-balance practices—such as working from home, flexi-time, child care support, and job sharing—is associated with improved firm performance.

by Nicholas Bloom, Raffaella Sadun, Daniela Scur, John Van Reenen | Friday, December 18, 2015

Broader Paid Leave Would Provide Opportunity and Security for Millennial Caregivers

Gabriella Rinehart sits with her great-grandmother article icon Issue Brief Increasing access to paid family and medical leave is vital to the economic stability of Millennial workers.

by Sunny Frothingham | Thursday, December 10, 2015

Administering Paid Family and Medical Leave

Three generations of women book_alt2 icon Report Policymakers have a number of options for how to administer an efficient and affordable national paid leave program that uses the best-proven elements of existing programs in the states and abroad.

by Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, November 19, 2015

Laying the Groundwork for More Efficient Retirement Savings Incentives

man with camera book_alt2 icon Report Policymakers should pursue a number of steps at the federal and state levels to make existing savings incentives more effective and address the retirement crisis.

by Christian E. Weller and Teresa Ghilarducci | Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wisconsin, Unions, and the Middle Class

A woman works at an assembly line article icon Fact Sheet Wisconsin’s middle class is falling behind. Unions can help by raising wages and reducing the pay gap.

by Brendan Duke and Alex Rowell | Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Women and Families’ Economic Security in Iowa

Nurse and student article icon Issue Brief Women have been central to Iowa’s economic growth, and more must be done to support women’s labor force participation.

by Sarah Jane Glynn and Brendan Duke | Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Inefficiencies of Existing Retirement Savings Incentives

Worker posing for photo article icon Issue Brief Middle-class Americans face a growing retirement crisis. Existing savings incentives have not been enough to address this problem because of a number of associated inefficiencies.

by Christian E. Weller and Teresa Ghilarducci | Friday, October 30, 2015