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Unions Boost Women’s Earnings, Benefits, and Workplace Flexibility

Ahead of the White House Summit on Working Families, a new CEPR report documents the increase in pay, benefits and workplace flexibility for women in unions.

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Pay-Cut Clock Documents Billions of Dollars Lost by Minimum-Wage Workers

Inflation has eroded the purchasing power of the minimum wage since it was last raised in 2009. As long as it remains stuck at $7.25 per hour, minimum-wage workers will face a continual and ongoing pay cut. CEPR's Minimum-Wage Pay-Cut Clock tracks the billions of dollars lost by workers every second the minimum wage remains frozen at the 2009 rate.

Commodity Prices and Economic Growth in Latin America

A new report by economists David Rosnick and Mark Weisbrot debunks the oft-cited 'commodities boom' explanation for Latin America's faster economic growth in recent years. Higher export prices allowed countries to avoid current account imbalances, but faster growth was achieved through other factors, such as successful macro-economic policy choices.

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CEPR in the News

Where Has All the Haiti Aid Money Gone? U.S. to Keep Closer Track
Reuters, July 30, 2014

Janet Yellen Thinks Social Media is Overvalued
The Washington Post, July 22, 2014

As Winds of Change Blow, South America Builds Its House with BRICS
Inter Press Service, July 18, 2014

What Are the Broader Implications of the Argentina Debt Case?
Latin America Advisor, July 15, 2014

Study: States That Raised Minimum Wage Had Stronger Job Growth
USA Today, July 07, 2014

Children are Fleeing Countries We Broke with Military Regimes
Background Briefing with Ian Masters, July 06, 2014

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