Publication: Economic Policy Institute

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Why Universal Pre-K Makes Economic Sense—for Kids, and the Country

Share this page:In his new book, From Preschool to Prosperity , Upjohn Institute Senior Economist Timothy Bartik makes a powerful case for the benefits of universal, versus targeted, pre-k. As decades of research affirm, all children benefit from stimulating ... [Published Economic Policy Institute - 9 hours ago]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

LA Hotel Workers Win $15.37 Minimum Wage: a New Day for Labor in the United States?

LA Hotel Workers Win $15.37 Minimum Wage : a New Day for Labor in the United States? Posted September 25, 2014 at 12:32 pm by Ross Eisenbrey Ross Eisenbrey Comment PrintThe Los Angeles City Council’s vote to raise the minimum wage for hotel ... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Historically Small Share of Jobless People Are Receiving Unemployment Insurance

Share this page:Unemployment insurance (UI) is a crucial component of the American social safety net, but since 2010, the share of unemployed workers receiving UI benefits has eroded to one of its lowest points in decades. The figure below shows the share ... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Los Angeles City Council Votes to Raise Wages for Thousands of Workers

Share this page:Yesterday’s vote by the Los Angeles City Council to raise the wages of hotel workers to $15.37 is an historic move and strikes a blow for workers everywhere. Raising the wage floor is an important way of giving workers more bargaining ... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Now It’s Explicit: Fighting Inflation Is a War to Ensure That Real Wages for the Vast Majority Never Grow

Now It’s Explicit : Fighting Inflation Is a War to Ensure That Real Wages for the Vast Majority Never Grow Posted September 23, 2014 at 4:38 pm by Josh Bivens Josh Bivens Comment PrintRemember that episode of The West Wing when Josh Lyman ... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Many States Experience a Summer Slump in Job Growth

Share this page:The state and local employment and unemployment data released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show modest employment growth for most states in August, although there has been slower growth in many states over the last three ... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

ACS Data Show Almost No Improvement in State Poverty Rates

Posted September 18, 2014 at 4:05 pm by David Cooper David Cooper Comment PrintThe American Community Survey (ACS) poverty data that were released by the Census Bureau earlier today showed that poverty rates were essentially unchanged from ... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Across the States, Some Modest Improvements, But Incomes are Still Below Where They Were at the Start of the Millenium

Posted September 18, 2014 at 2:14 pm by David Cooper David Cooper Comment PrintThis morning the Census Bureau released its annual report on income and poverty within states , with data from the American Community Survey (ACS). This report ... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Wage Theft is a Much Bigger Problem Than Other Forms of Theft—But Workers Remain Mostly Unprotected

Share this page:Wage theft—employers’ failure to pay workers money they are legally entitled to—affects far more people than more well-known and feared forms of theft such as bank robberies, convenience store robberies, street and highway robberies, and ... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

The Fed’s Interest Rate Decisions, Census Data on Income and Poverty… and Occupy Wall Street

Posted September 18, 2014 at 11:50 am by Josh Bivens Josh Bivens Comment PrintIt’s been a busy week already for people who think about the economy. On Tuesday, the Census Bureau released its estimates of household income, poverty, and health ... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Poverty Reduction Stalled by Policy, Once Again: Unemployment Insurance Edition

Poverty Reduction Stalled by Policy, Once Again : Unemployment Insurance Edition Posted September 16, 2014 at 12:44 pm by Josh Bivens Josh Bivens Comment PrintAs EPI’s Elise Gould pointed out back in January, a key barrier to translating ... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

NAM’s “Cost of Regulations” Estimate: An Exercise in How Not to Do Convincing Empirics

NAM’s “Cost of Regulations” Estimate : An Exercise in How Not to Do Convincing Empirics Posted September 11, 2014 at 10:37 am by Josh Bivens Josh Bivens Comment PrintThe latest effort to scaremonger about a rising regulatory burden on U.S. ... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 11 2014]

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Why Universal Pre-K Makes Economic Sense—for Ki... [Published Economic Policy Institute - 9 hours ago]
Historically Small Share of Jobless People Are ... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 25 2014]
Los Angeles City Council Votes to Raise Wages f... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 25 2014]
LA Hotel Workers Win $15.37 Minimum Wage: a New... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 25 2014]
Now It’s Explicit: Fighting Inflation Is a War ... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 24 2014]
Many States Experience a Summer Slump in Job Gr... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 19 2014]
Across the States, Some Modest Improvements, Bu... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 19 2014]
ACS Data Show Almost No Improvement in State Po... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 19 2014]
Wage Theft is a Much Bigger Problem Than Other ... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 18 2014]
The Fed’s Interest Rate Decisions, Census Data ... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 18 2014]
Poverty Reduction Stalled by Policy, Once Again... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 16 2014]
NAM’s “Cost of Regulations” Estimate: An Exerci... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 11 2014]
NAM Publishes Bogus Regulatory Cost Estimates [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 11 2014]
Why Are So Many U.S. Corporations Trying to Inv... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 10 2014]
The Leisure and Hospitality Sector has the Larg... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 09 2014]
Here’s Why We Need to Legalize the Undocumented... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 09 2014]
Labor Market Unchanged According to July Job Op... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 09 2014]
Blockbuster Report on Construction Industry Tax... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 08 2014]
Unemployment Rate Continues To Be Elevated Acro... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 05 2014]
The United States Leads in Low-Wage Work and th... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 05 2014]
What to Watch on Jobs Day: It’s No Longer a Job... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 05 2014]
In 2013, Workers’ Share of Income in the Corpor... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Sep 04 2014]
Labor Day Hope [Published Economic Policy Institute - Aug 30 2014]
Fed Should Not Push the Brakes: Wages Have Dece... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Aug 28 2014]
Why Young People Should Care About a Lame Labor... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Aug 28 2014]
Job Growth in the Great Recession Has Not Been ... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Aug 26 2014]
A Brief but Sad History of Selected Corporate I... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Aug 26 2014]
Back to School: A Useful Guide for Parents and ... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Aug 25 2014]
The Obama Administration Moves to Protect U.S. ... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Aug 25 2014]
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