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March 11, 2024

How Many Forms of “Wage Insurance” Do We Need, Exactly?

…recessions offer additional weeks of checks to the long-term unemployed (that is, generally beyond six months, continuing state UI check amounts). During the last two recessions, maximum durations stretched to…

March 4, 2024

Social conservatives who care about marriage should think twice about a “per-child” refundable Child Tax Credit

…encourage marriage, they should focus on increasing the maximum CTC benefit rather than increasing the CTC’s phase-in for families with multiple children. 72% of single moms work. It is thus…

February 27, 2024

Options for Improving the Child Tax Credit Provisions in H.R. 7024, the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024

…H.R. 7024, we recommend several improvements to its CTC provisions, including provisions to retain and provisions to drop. Provisions to Retain Increase the Maximum CTC to Account for the Rising…

February 16, 2024

Marriage is Key to Living Your Best Life

…institution that binds men and women to their families and strengthens their life’s purpose; it is an opportunity for men and women to maximize prosperity and financial security. As Americans…

February 7, 2024

Solving Benefit Cliffs in SNAP

…benefit amounts phase out as household earnings increase. Households with no income receive the maximum benefit—$766 per month for a family of three—but for each additional dollar that a household…

December 11, 2023

Has Inequality Made Americans Poorer than Bulgarians, Russians, and Filipinos?

…and with 2 to 6 percent in Slovenia, Austria, Italy, Iceland, Sweden, Germany, Japan, Denmark, and Switzerland. In fact, of the full list of 29 countries with data in the…

October 5, 2023

Changing the Official Poverty Measure Would Help Rich States and Hurt Poor States

…Part D subsidies. For example, the maximum income a family of four could have and still receive SNAP is currently just under $41,000 in every state except Alaska and Hawaii….

August 3, 2023

Another Pandemic Legacy: Removing the EITC’s Work and Earnings Requirement

…unemployment benefits, food stamps, and even disability and other benefits paid in lieu of working to rise as families seek to maximize their benefit income when they lack earnings—but are…

January 1, 2023

Perspective: Is your boss on your DOS? How remote work monitoring can work

…task, this could provide important guidance for their career within the organization. Similarly, persistent challenges in performing tasks may help employers target training opportunities or reconfigure job responsibilities to maximize…