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Format: 12-20-2014
Format: 12-20-2014
Joblessness imposes steep costs on millions of unemployed workers and their families, requiring households to continue meeting basic expenses without their former income. The Great Recession and...
December 20, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Demos
This year’s holiday shopping season has started with a bang with 247 million shoppers (an all-time high and up from 226 million last year) spending an average of $423 each at local or online stores...
December 12, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Demos
Consumers Union
USPIRG
This Demos Explainer explores the tension between political support for deficit reduction versus job creation and economic security policies. Most available research indicates a significant...
December 7, 2012 | Explainer |
Our nation is on the brink of a retirement crisis that could have severe consequences for both future retirees and society as a whole. The steady erosion in the voluntary employer-sponsored...
November 28, 2012 | Report |
Today’s prolonged economic slump is fundamentally different from an ordinary recession. In the aftermath of a severe financial collapse, an economy is at risk of succumbing to a prolonged...
November 26, 2012 | Policy Brief |
With more than 15 million workers in the sector, and leverage over workplace standards across the supply chain, retail wields enormous influence on Americans’ standard of living and the nation’s...
November 19, 2012 | Report |
A core value of American society is the opportunity to work hard and get ahead. Yet today in the United States, willing job-seekers are facing a new barrier to employment—credit checks. Despite the...
November 5, 2012 | Policy Brief |
A corporation is a legal structure that enables individuals to contribute and pool resources, capital, and labor in order to generate a profit. Corporations are created by state law in the state in...
October 24, 2012 | Explainer |
As states continue to cut higher education budgets, rising tuition prices mean that increasingly students and their families rely on debt—both credit cards and student loans—to pay for college...
September 5, 2012 | Policy Brief |
In today’s economy, families increasingly depend on the incomes of all adults in the household, yet many working people also have responsibilities as parents and caregivers. Public policy has not...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |