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The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-January 2016 Jobs Release

restaurant worker bars icon Charts Labor market indicators show a healthy economy that has room to grow.

by Michael Madowitz, Shiv Rawal, Danielle Corley | Thursday, January 7, 2016

Discrimination Against Transgender Women Seeking Access to Homeless Shelters

Transgender Woman article icon Fact Sheet Tests in four states reveal that transgender homeless women face discrimination in accessing shelter.

by Caitlin Rooney, Laura E. Durso, Sharita Gruberg | Thursday, January 7, 2016

Creating Effective Transitions

kindergarten student article icon Issue Brief As the need for program alignment between preschool and kindergarten becomes more of a priority, federal, state, and local policymakers can look to Head Start’s current transition partnerships as a guide.

by Yvette Sanchez Fuentes and Jessica Troe | Monday, December 21, 2015

Investing in Educator Capacity

A teacher reads to students book_alt2 icon Report The Race to the Top program largely benefited educators, increased state capacity, redefined the role of state educational agencies, and generated unprecedented collaboration across states and districts.

by Scott Sargrad, Samantha Batel, Melissa Lazarín, Catherine Brown | Monday, December 21, 2015

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

How For-Profit Companies Are Driving Immigration Detention Policies

immigrant in detention article icon Issue Brief Companies’ quest for greater profits is expanding the immigration custody system at the expense of the health, safety, and rights of immigrants.

by Sharita Gruberg | Friday, December 18, 2015

LGBT Inclusion in Sports

Abby Wambach Olympics article icon Issue Brief Study results suggest that professional teams that endorse an LGBT-inclusive vision of diversity in sports are viewed favorably by the public and could gain support from LGBT fans.

by Laura E. Durso, Sarah McBride, Caitlin Rooney | Friday, December 18, 2015

Complete Streets: Orlando, Florida

Pedestrians walk in the rain article icon Issue Brief The Orlando metropolitan region’s Complete Streets initiative is a cost-effective way to improve mobility and safety for all system users—yet it remains unbuilt.

by Kevin DeGood | Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Path to 270 in 2016

Voting booth book_alt2 icon Report This report examines the upcoming 2016 election through a comprehensive analysis and projection of demographic and electoral trends nationally and in 12 battleground states.

by Ruy Teixeira, John Halpin, Rob Griffin | Thursday, December 17, 2015

An Opportunity Agenda for Renters

A luxury rental building in New York City book_alt2 icon Report The United States needs a two-pronged approach to housing policy that supports residential mobility to high opportunity areas and promotes reinvestment in economically impoverished neighborhoods.

by David Sanchez, Tracey Ross, Julia Gordon | Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Clean Energy Incentive Program: Improving Energy Efficiency Programs for Low-Income Communities

Electricians install solar panels to roof.As the EPA finalizes the details of the Clean Energy Incentive Program, it should maximize its outreach of energy efficiency programs to low-income communities.

by Danielle Baussan and Ben Bovarnick | Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Paris Climate Agreement

Climate change slogan on Eiffel Tower article icon Issue Brief On December 12, 2015, nations adopted a historic global agreement to address climate change.

by Gwynne Taraska | Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Building Financial Security by Overcoming Identification Barriers

Applicants wait for ID cards.For unauthorized immigrants, identification can also be a tool for financial inclusion.

by Joe Valenti | Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Framework for Action

Virginia state Capitol book_alt2 icon Report State executives have many options for adopting policies and programs to address gun violence in their state that do not require legislative action.

by Chelsea Parsons, Arkadi Gerney, Tim Daly | Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Rethinking the Civilian Surge

PRT opening in Afghanistan book_alt2 icon Report The United States sent thousands of government civilians to Provincial Reconstruction Teams across Afghanistan to bring security, development, and government to the Afghan people. Identifying what worked and what did not is critical to ensuring better outcomes for the next conflict.

by Ariella Viehe, Jasmine Afshar, Tamana Heela | Monday, December 14, 2015