Top-line job numbers only tell part of the story; policymakers should focus on how most workers and families are experiencing the economy.
America’s lowest-paid workers have taken an effective pay cut of $13,330 since Congress last raised the minimum wage.
March 1, 2018 marks how far into the new year America's lowest-paid workers must work just to earn the same amount they did in 2009, when Congress last increased the federal minimum wage.
Michele and Igor sit down with CAP Senior Fellow Seth Hanlon and entrepreneur and 1 percenter Nick Hanauer to talk about the Republican tax plan and trickle-down economics.
Misogyny is more than being catcalled when you’re on your way to work; it’s embedded within the structure of our economy and limits our economic potential.
Methodological problems plague a University of Washington group’s analysis of Seattle’s recent minimum wage increase.
The secretary of labor plays an important role in the daily lives of workers, from ensuring fair workplaces to advancing the economic security of working families. It is critical that whoever fills the position is dedicated to furthering these goals for all Americans.
States with conservative policy agendas fare worse on a range of family-related indicators than states with progressive policy agendas.
Raising the minimum wage and expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit would not only boost income for struggling workers but also save American communities billions of dollars each year by reducing crime.
Boosting the Earned Income Tax Credit for workers without dependent children would result in a societal benefit of $1.7 billion to $3.3 billion each year from reduced crime and enhanced public safety alone.
House Republicans must embrace these policies if they are serious about tackling poverty and paving pathways to the middle class.
The workers who stand to benefit from an increase in the minimum wage are mostly women—and these women are likely to be working mothers over age 25.
In addition to giving working families a long-overdue raise, the new bill will save taxpayers an estimated $5.3 billion per year on SNAP when fully implemented.
Increasing the minimum wage in concert with expanding Medicaid would not only boost the incomes of low-wage working families and increase access to healthcare but would also be a boon to state budgets.
When you try living on $77 a week for food, transportation, and entertainment—the budget of a minimum-wage worker—spending on things that many take for granted requires tough choices and carries significant consequences.