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6 Surprising Facts About the Minimum Wage

play_alt icon Video The federal minimum wage has not been raised in more than five years. Here are six facts explaining why Congress needs to raise it to $10.10 an hour.

By Anna Chu and Andrew Satter | Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Effects of Minimum Wages on SNAP Enrollments and Expenditures

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would lower government spending on federal nutrition assistance by $46 billion over the next 10 years.

By Rachel West and Michael Reich | Thursday, March 13, 2014

Real Family Values: Raising the Federal Minimum Wage

Americans have a moral imperative to raise the federal minimum wage.

By Jack Jenkins | Wednesday, February 26, 2014

6 Policies to Combat Inequality

Six common-sense policies could help roll back economic inequality in America.

By Ben Olinsky | Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Election

Unequal Access

book_alt2 icon Report A county-by-county analysis of election administration in 2012 swing states reveals that, within each state, wide disparities in voting accessibility existed.

By Anna Chu, Joshua Field, and Charles Posner | Thursday, January 16, 2014

Explore the Data: Unequal Access

cursor icon Interactive These interactive tables accompany the report “Unequal Access: A County-by-County Analysis of Election Administration in Swing States in the 2012 Election."

By Anna Chu, Joshua Field, and Charles Posner | Thursday, January 16, 2014

Lunch

Resetting the Poverty Debate: State of the States 2013

book_alt2 icon Report A new Half in Ten report examines the annual indicators of economic security and opportunity at the state-by-state level. The bottom line: Low-income families in states across the country are suffering from too many years of reckless efforts to reduce the federal deficit.

By Erik Stegman and Sarah Baron | Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Colorado

The Decline of Colorado’s Middle Class

article icon Issue Brief Colorado’s increasingly unequal economy is harming the state’s middle class and threatening to undermine the state’s long-term prospects for growth.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Thursday, December 12, 2013

Oil rig worker

At Our Expense

book_alt2 icon Report A Center for American Progress Action Fund study finds that one in four government contractors committing egregious workplace violations also provide bad value for the government.

By Karla Walter and David Madland | Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Raising the Minimum Wage Would Boost the Incomes of Millions of Women and Their Families

If Congress raised the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, millions of American women would be better able to support themselves and their families.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Monday, December 9, 2013

Florida voters

Florida’s Worst Election Offenders

book_alt2 icon Report A county-by-county analysis of the Florida election administration in the 2012 election reveals wide disparities in voting accessibility in different parts of the state.

By Anna Chu, Joshua Field, and Charles Posner | Monday, December 9, 2013

Labor and Management Working Together

Is this an innovative step for the United Automobile Workers and Volkswagen?

By David Madland | Thursday, December 5, 2013

Raising the Minimum Wage Would Help, Not Hurt, Our Economy

Evidence shows that raising the minimum wage when unemployment is high does not harm the economy.

By T. William Lester, David Madland, and Jackie Odum | Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Improving Retirement Savings in Maryland

David Madland discusses a new private-sector retirement-plan type called the Secure, Accessible, Flexible, and Efficient, or SAFE, Retirement Plan before the Maryland Joint Committee on Pensions.

By David Madland | Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Resetting the Poverty Debate: Renewing Our Commitment to Shared Prosperity

book_alt2 icon Report Half in Ten analyzes the nation's progress toward cutting poverty in half in 10 years, tracking progress along several indicators of success.

By Melissa Boteach, Shawn Fremstad, Joy Moses, Erik Stegman, and Katie Wright | Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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