Publications

Search Publications

Format: 09-19-2018
Format: 09-19-2018
The federal government helps Americans build personal wealth in a variety of ways, most notably with tax breaks related to homeownership and retirement savings. However, most of this assistance goes...
August 3, 2004 | Policy Brief |
EOP Staff
Current public policies fall far short of addressing the basic disconnect that exists between an economy that produces a high number of low-wage jobs and a society where the cost of living has risen...
August 3, 2004 | Policy Brief |
EOP Staff
A two-page brief on how deregulated credit card issuers have maximized their profits at the expense of American consumers. Regulatory Background   Before 1978, 37 states had usury laws that...
June 6, 2004 | Report |
NEW: SECOND EDITION. "Retiring in the Red" is part of the Borrowing to Make Ends Meet Briefing Paper Series. Reports an 89% average increase in credit card debt among America's seniors from 1992 to...
January 19, 2004 | Report |
Using new data, this report explores how families are increasingly using credit cards to meet their basic needs. This report also examines the factors driving this record-setting debt and the impact...
September 8, 2003 | Report |
Javier Silva
This paper present profiles of Americans struggling with credit card debt and bankruptcy, due to economic insecurity.
September 8, 2003 | Report |
Using new data, this report explores how families are increasingly using credit cards to meet their basic needs. This report also examines the factors driving this record-setting debt and the impact...
September 8, 2003 | Report |
Javier Silva
A concise executive summary of a report that explores how families are increasingly using credit cards to meet their basic needs. Also examines the factors driving this record-setting debt and the...
September 7, 2003 | Report |
Javier Silva
The following report analyzes public opinion between 1996 and 2001. The report draws on over a dozen suveys commissioned by non-profit organizations, media outlets and foundations, as well as from...
October 1, 2002 | Report |
Examining four cases of policymaking during the 1990s -- the Earned Income Tax Credit, Individual Development Accounts, the Children's Health Insurance Plan, and Empowerment Zones -- suggests some...
September 1, 2002 | Policy Brief |