Slack demand, not demographics, drives low labor-force participation.
Issue Brief Access to high-quality, affordable early childhood programs are rare for women living on the brink, but there are steps the federal government can take to improve access. The recent documentary, “Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert,” highlights how these early childhood programs can support women in low-wage jobs.
Issue Brief The United Kingdom’s overhaul of its social safety net, known as the Universal Credit, raises many concerns, and policymakers should be cautious about considering it as a model for reforming the U.S. system.
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour will cut spending on federal assistance programs and strengthen families, the economy, and our nation.
Issue Brief President Obama’s new proposal to reform the Earned Income Tax Credit is a step in the right direction.
Report Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would lower government spending on federal nutrition assistance by $46 billion over the next 10 years.
Even if we accept the erroneous assertion that better pay for low-wage workers will slow job growth, the reduction in the pace of job creation will by CBO projections be relatively small.
Women need reproductive autonomy to achieve economic security and improved health.
Issue Brief A new study about how Millennials view federal anti-poverty efforts finds that they are more likely than older Americans to face direct economic problems.
Historical experience and academic studies show that raising the minimum wage does not harm the economy, even when unemployment is high.
Failure to extend emergency unemployment insurance will further harm the already fragile labor market.
LGBT immigrants need both the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and immigration reform.
Local governments need to take bold action to restore the middle class and ensure more access to it. Cities are an important and unique solution to many social problems.