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May 14, 2024

Understanding Trends in Worker Pay over the Past 50 years

…declined. Along with reduced fertility and greater economic opportunities for women, the decline in marriage led men to prioritize values other than maximizing their pay. The painful transition for men…

March 28, 2024

An Early Look at the Child Tax Credit Changes in the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024

…providing corporate tax relief, the legislation would change the CTC in four ways. First, the maximum CTC benefit would be indexed to inflation. Second, the maximum refundable credit would increase…

December 8, 2023

A Framework for Reforming Federal Graduate Student Aid Policy

…with debt that exceeds one fifth of their discretionary income—the level research shows is unaffordable. Federal policy is not currently designed to maximize positive outcomes or minimize harms to borrowers….

August 3, 2023

Expanding Economic Opportunities Through Evidence-Based Sector Training

…inequalities and improving employment outcomes more effectively. Responding to Hendra, Schaberg, and Orrell, the second report—Scaling Year Up to Maximize Access and Impact by Garrett A. R. Yursza Warfield—discusses Year Up,…

July 31, 2023

The Utah Model: Workforce Programs and Services Integration Tool Kit

…in the labor market. Utah’s integrated model for workforce and social assistance—the Utah Department of Workforce Services—provides a “playbook” for building state-of-the-art service delivery that maximizes use of taxpayer dollars…

February 23, 2022

The Case Against Universal Free Lunch

Key Points Progressives argue that universal school lunch would reduce paperwork burdens, yielding administrative efficiency gains. But the true question moves us far beyond debates over welfare economics into the…