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Asset Limits Are a Barrier to Economic Security and Mobility

article icon 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.

By Rebecca Vallas and Joe Valenti | Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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How Public Universities Can Promote Access and Success for All Students

article icon 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.

By Antoinette Flores | Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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The United States Needs More and Better Jobs

Nearly 40 percent of new jobs concentrated in low-wage industries.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, September 5, 2014

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The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-September 2014 Jobs Release

bars icon Charts Economic indicators show that our economy isn’t cutting it for American workers.

By Jackie Odum and Michael Madowitz | Thursday, September 4, 2014

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Administrative Action on Immigration Reform

book_alt2 icon Report A deferred action program that includes temporary work permits would lead to significant increases in payroll tax revenues.

By Patrick Oakford | Thursday, September 4, 2014

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August 2014

article icon 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.

By Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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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.

By Brendan Duke | Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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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.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, August 1, 2014

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The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-August 2014 Jobs Release

bars icon Charts Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.

By Michael Madowitz and Jackie Odum | Thursday, July 31, 2014

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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.

By Ben Schwartz and Sarah Ayres | Thursday, July 31, 2014

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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.

By Adam Hersh | Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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