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Format: 03-30-2017
Format: 03-30-2017
This paper offers an overview of the interplay between declining upward mobility and growing political inequality.
February 28, 2013 | Report |
This Explainer explores how the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is used in measuring our economic growth and whether alternative measures are also needed to provide a more comprehensive outlook of...
January 29, 2013 | Explainer |
Access to a post-secondary education is a vital aspect of the American dream, allowing for equality of opportunity and a stable pathway to the middle class for all who are willing to work for it...
December 20, 2012 | Report |
David Weerts
Thomas Sanford
Leah Reinert
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 |
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 |
Consumers Union
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 |