This is the fifth installment of a new weekly feature at the CEPR Blog. Every Friday, we'll post a list of labor market related policy research reports from progressive research centers around the country. This week, reports from Center for American Progress, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Center for Law and Social Policy, Economic Policy Institute, Political Economic Research Institute, and UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment.

Center for American Progress

Essential Elements of Teacher Policy in ESEA: Effectiveness, Fairness, and Evaluation
The Center for American Progress and The Education Trust

Principals' Approaches to Developing Teacher Quality: Constraints and Opportunities in Hiring, Assigning, Evaluating, and Developing Teachers
Morgaen L. Donaldson


Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Creating Subsidized Employment Opportunities for Low-Income Parents: The Legacy of the TANF Emergency Fund
LaDonna Pavetti, PhD., Liz Schott and Elizabeth Lower-Basch

Bowles-Simpson Social Security Proposal Not a Good Starting Point for Reforms: Relies Far Too Much on Benefit Cuts, Makes Other Problematic Changes
Kathy Ruffing and Paul N. Van de Water

Medicaid Block Grant Would Shift Financial Risks and Costs to States: States Would Bear Impact of Recessions, Higher Medical Costs
Edwin Park and Matt Broaddus


Center for Economic and Policy Research

The Origins and Severity of the Public Pension Crisis
Dean Baker


Center for Law and Social Policy

Creating Subsidized Employment Opportunities for Low-Income Parents: The Legacy of the TANF Emergency Fund
LaDonna Pavetti, PhD., Liz Schott and Elizabeth Lower-Basch

Responding to the Great Recession: How the Recovery Act Boosted Training and Innovation in Three States
Neil Ridley and Evelyn Ganzglass


Economic Policy Institute

The Compensation Penalty of “Right-to-Work” Laws
Elise Gould and Heidi Shierholz

Recovery Act's Green Investments Create or Save Nearly One Million Jobs
Jason Walsh (BlueGreen Alliance), Josh Bivens, and Ethan Pollack

Waiting for Change: The $2.13 Federal Subminimum Wage
Sylvia A. Allegretto and Kai Filion


Political Economy Research Institute

Costly Migration and the Incidence of State and Local Taxes
Jeff Thompson


UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

A New Sense of Power of the People: Fighting for Equity, Transparency, Accountability and Justice in the 21st Century Labor Market

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