Asset Limits Are a Barrier to Economic Security and Mobility
Issue Brief It is long past due to reform asset limits for safety net programs that work at odds with the goals of family economic security and mobility.
Corporate Profits and Taxes
Charts Corporate profits now constitute a record-breaking share of total national income, while corporate taxes contribute a declining share of total federal revenues.
Keep Calm and Muddle Through
Report As the retirement crisis looms, retirement preparedness—not muddling through—should act as the guiding principle for policymakers.
300 Million Engines of Growth
Report For America to lead innovation in the 21st century, we have to make sure that our people are skilled and educated, operating in an economic environment that is conducive to their success and that allows them to compete at home and abroad.
Time to Update 1980s Air Quality Standards for Drilling in the Arctic
Issue Brief New air quality regulations from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management should require that oil and gas companies seeking to drill in the Arctic limit black carbon emissions low enough to protect the climate in addition to human health.
Issue Brief New economic data shows that post-recession gains continue to go to the wealthiest while the middle class continues to be squeezed.
7 Actions that Could Shrink the Gender Wage Gap
Fact Sheet The gender wage gap has not seen real movement since 2007, but seven actions could help change that.
5 Policies for Improving Data Use to Accelerate Veteran Employment
Report How improved use of open data can enable the labor market to better match the skills of veterans returning from service with the needs of employers across the country.
What the New Census Data Show About the Continuing Struggles of the Middle Class
Newly released Census data show that America’s middle class is still struggling to recover from the Great Recession and the decades of unequal growth that preceded it.
The Top 3 Things You Need to Know About the 2013 Poverty and Income Data
Charts New poverty and income data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census underscore that it is time to enact policies to create jobs, raise wages, and invest in family economic security.
How Public Universities Can Promote Access and Success for All Students
Issue Brief Several colleges and universities have greater success than others graduating students of color and low-income students, as well as closing gaps across demographics, which offers a promising model for other higher-education institutions.