Economic Snapshot for January 2010

By Christian E. Weller Download the snapshot with full graphs (pdf) Financial markets have eased, the economy is in recovery, and profits and bonuses have made a strong comeback. At the same time, job losses are continuing, albeit at much lower levels than before. Economic policy now must ensure strong job growth either through direct...

CAP Expert Available for Comment on Ukrainian Presidential Election

Ukrainians go to the polls to choose a president this Sunday, January 17 for the first time since the Orange Revolution of 2005. Voters in this strategically important country will choose from over a dozen candidates after what has been a genuinely competitive campaign. Both the result of the vote and the elections process will...

REPORT: Closing the Health Care Workforce Gap

Read the full report (pdf) Download the executive summary (pdf) Listen to audio of the press call WASHINGTON, DC--With the health care reform proposals currently moving through Congress expected to provide health coverage for over 30 million additional Americans, one aspect of health care reform that deserves further examination is how reform will affect the...

CAP REPORTS SHOW HEALTH REFORM WILL CREATE JOBS AND REDUCE RACIAL DISPARITIES

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the House and Senate continue their deliberations over health care reform, two recent reports from the Center for American Progress show that reform will create up to 4 million jobs and address racial inequalities in the nation's health care system. In “New Jobs Through Better Health Care,” authors David M. Cutler,...

NEW STUDY SHOWS HEALTH REFORM WILL CREATE UP TO 4 MILLION JOBS

WASHINGTON, DC – A new report being released today by the Center for American Progress and the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center at the University of Southern California shows that health care reform will create up to 4 million more jobs than would be created without reform. Read the full report here (pdf) The study combines...

ADVISORY: A Groundbreaking Report on the Economic Benefits of Immigration Reform

What are the economic benefits for the United States if Congress allows unauthorized immigrants to earn legal status and also sets flexible limits on permanent and temporary immigration that responds to future labor demands? The answer is provided in a major study by Dr. Raul Hinojosa Ojeda of the University of California, Los Angeles, which...

New Report Highlights Economic Benefits of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Washington D.C.– As the United States slowly pulls free from a deep recession, a groundbreaking new study concludes that comprehensive immigration reform would provide just the type of boost our economy needs. Today, the Center for American Progress and Immigration Policy Center released a joint report, "Raising the Floor for American Workers: The Economic Benefits...

ADVISORY: Progress in Bioethics

Thursday, January 7, 2010, 12:00pm – 1:30pm  Washington, D.C. - President Obama pledged in his inaugural address to "restore science to its rightful place." He followed this up with a presidential memorandum of scientific integrity to accompany his executive order restoring funding for embryonic stem cell research. On November 24, another executive order established the...