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Format: 10-31-2014
Format: 10-31-2014
The manufacturing sector once offered a large supply of stable, middle-class jobs to American workers. Yet middle-income manufacturing jobs have been disappearing from the United States for the past...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Investing in a skilled workforce is vital to America’s long-term economic growth and global competitiveness. Even as the Zero-16 Contract for Education proposed earlier would enable young people...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
From its establishment in 1913, the Federal Reserve has had a clear dual mandate to minimize inflation and maximize employment.1 Over the last several decades, however, the Fed has overwhelmingly...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Unions were instrumental in creating the American middle class, and today they continue to empower millions of Americans to bargain for wages and benefits that are capable of sustaining a middle-...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
In 1935, with the passage of the Social Security Act, our national leaders made a promise to all citizens: after a lifetime of hard work, no older American would suffer from poverty in their old...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Home ownership is commonly understood as the quintessential marker of having arrived in the middle class: a family’s home is often the single largest asset that they own and has traditionally served...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Household debt is burdening millions of families and stifling economic growth in the nation as a whole. In the first half of 2011, 11 million American households – more than one in five homeowners –...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Personal debt can stand as an insurmountable obstacle to Americans wishing to build assets and secure a place in the middle class. In addition to the critical last resort of bankruptcy relief,...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Widely shared middle-class prosperity is a signature of American society. It has made the United States the most hopeful and dynamic country on earth and it is a foundation of strong democracy....
September 4, 2012 | Report |
Just as a postsecondary education has become essential for getting a decent job and entering the middle class, it has become financially out of reach for many of America’s young people. State support...
August 20, 2012 | Policy Brief |