The following papers are highlights this week in labor market policy research:

Center for American Progress

Taking Action on Clean Energy and Climate Protection in 2012: A Menu of Effective and Feasible Solutions
Jason Walsh and Kate Gordon

Center for Economic and Policy Research

Low-wage Workers Are Older and Better Educated than Ever
John Schmitt and Janelle Jones

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

The Impact of State Income Taxes on Low-Income Families In 2011
Phil Oliff, Chris Mai, and Nicholas Johnson

Tax Foundation Figures Do Not Represent Typical Households’ Tax Burdens: Figures May Mislead Policymakers, Journalists, and the Public
Chuck Marr and Chye-Ching Huang

The Texas Economic Model: Hard For Other States to Follow and Not All It Seems
Elizabeth McNichol and Nicholas Johnson


The Great Cost Shift: How Higher Education Cuts Undermine the Future Middle Class
John Quinterno

Economic Policy Institute

Unfairly Disadvantaged? Asian Americans and Unemployment During and After the Great Recession (2007-2011)
Marlene Kim

National Employment Law Project & Center for Law and Social Policy

A Breakthrough for Work Sharing: A Summary of the Layoff Prevention Act of 2012
Neil Ridley and George Wentworth

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