By taking steps to strengthen their unemployment insurance programs, states can better protect working families against joblessness, increase workforce participation, and prepare their economies to face the next recession.
A new proposal would update unemployment insurance and establish a Jobseeker’s Allowance. Its recommendations would strengthen the nation’s workforce development system, protect families from unemployment, and fortify the American economy against the next recession.
By modernizing the unemployment insurance system and establishing a Jobseeker’s Allowance, the United States can promote employment, increase economic security for working families, and prepare the economy for the next recession.
Progressive policies offer the best solutions to tackle widespread economic instability and restore the American dream.
Evidence-based policymaking should not become a buzzword to justify cuts to programs for struggling families.
A new study documenting the growing life expectancy gap by income is the latest in a long line of research showing that raising the Social Security retirement age is the wrong approach.
Leaders at the local and state levels should follow the examples of successful community initiatives to improve the U.S. food system.
Minimum standards for education and ethics would improve accuracy and transparency while protecting taxpayers.
Poverty in America is not inevitable. Simply by making different budgetary choices, policymakers could greatly reduce poverty and boost opportunity.
House Republicans must embrace these policies if they are serious about tackling poverty and paving pathways to the middle class.
Policymakers must focus on strategies to improve a woman’s ability to choose to delay pregnancy, not restrict her right to do so.
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx hopes to build a transportation system that works for everyone.
Reform is urgently needed to prevent civil asset forfeiture abuses from undermining public efforts to cut poverty and boost opportunity.
Economic insecurity and low incomes among married and partnered families undermine the myth of marriage being the fix for poverty.
Increased public investment in housing, health, infrastructure, and education initiatives would improve outcomes for communities of color and help avoid disasters such as what recently occurred in Flint, Michigan.