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.
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.
The United States Needs More and Better Jobs
Nearly 40 percent of new jobs concentrated in low-wage industries.
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-September 2014 Jobs Release
Charts Economic indicators show that our economy isn’t cutting it for American workers.
Administrative Action on Immigration Reform
Report A deferred action program that includes temporary work permits would lead to significant increases in payroll tax revenues.
Issue Brief As we approach Labor Day, Congress needs to cut the party-line bickering and refocus its efforts on policies that help American workers.
How Overtime Reform Will Grow the Economy from the Middle Out
Modernizing overtime rules would kickstart our economy in the short term and help us invest in human capital in the long term.
New Jobs Data Underscore Stable Recovery Although Wages Have Yet to Budge
Despite positive job numbers, the U.S. labor market still faces long-term quality and quantity problems.
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-August 2014 Jobs Release
Charts Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.
Why Millennials Aren’t Saving for Retirement—and What We Can Do to Change That
Millennials are saving less for retirement than older generations, threatening the long-term financial security of the youngest generation of American workers.
Rebounding Growth Allays Fears, But Shadows Still Loom Over the Economy
The U.S. economy’s continued failure to grow inclusively along with unnecessary public spending cuts are weighing on the recovery.