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The Affordable Care Act: A Family-Friendly Policy

Septermber 2014, Helene Jorgensen and Dean Baker

Business As Usual: New Jersey Employers’ Experiences with Family Leave Insurance

June 2014, Sharon Lerner and Eileen Appelbaum

Women, Working Families, and Unions

June 2014, Janelle Jones, John Schmitt, and Nicole Woo

Documenting the Need for a National Paid Family and Medical Leave Program: Evidence from the 2012 FMLA Survey

June 2014, Helene Jorgensen and Eileen Appelbaum

A College Degree is No Guarantee

May 2014, Janelle Jones and John Schmitt

Expanding Family and Medical Leave to Small Firms

April 2014, Helene Jorgensen and Eileen Appelbaum

The Economic Importance of Women’s Rising Hours of Work: Time to Update Employment Standards

April 2014, Eileen Appelbaum, Heather Boushey, and John Schmitt

The Trade Deficit: The Biggest Obstacle to Full Employment

March 2014, Dean Baker

Getting Back to Full Employment

March 2014, Dean Baker and Jared Bernstein

Good for Business? Connecticut’s Paid Sick Leave Law

March 2014, Eileen Appelbaum, Ruth Milkman, Luke Elliott, and Teresa Kroeger

Union Advantage for Black Workers

February 2014, Janelle Jones and John Schmitt

Expanding Federal Family and Medical Leave Coverage: Who Benefits from Changes in Eligibility Requirements?

February 5, 2014, Helene Jorgensen and Eileen Appelbaum

Job Protection Isn’t Enough: Why America Needs Paid Parental Leave

December 2013, Heather Boushey, Jane Farrell, and John Schmitt

Women Workers and Unions

December 2013, John Schmitt and Nicole Woo

Policy Alternatives for a Return to Full Employment in Spain

November 2013, David Rosnick and Mark Weisbrot

Slow Progress for Fast-Food Workers

August 2013, John Schmitt and Janelle Jones

The Affordable Care Act: A Hidden Jobs Killer?

July 2013, Helene Jorgensen and Dean Baker

Has Education Paid Off for Black Workers?

June 2013, Janelle Jones and John Schmitt

Does It Pay to Volunteer?

June 2013, Helene Jorgensen

No-Vacation Nation Revisited

May 2013, Rebecca Ray, Milla Sanes, and John Schmitt

Making Jobs Good

April 2013, John Schmitt and Janelle Jones

The Human Capital Dimensions of Sustainable Investment: What Investment Analysts Need to Know

March 2013, Thomas Kochan, Eileen Appelbaum, Carrie Leana, and Jody Hoffer Gittell

Why Does the Minimum Wage Have No Discernible Effect on Employment?

February 2013, John Schmitt

Reduced Work Hours as a Means of Slowing Climate Change

February 2013, David Rosnick

State Union Membership, 2012

January 2013, John Schmitt, Janelle Jones and Milla Sanes

More Good Jobs

November 2012, Shawn Fremstad

Reducing Inequality and Insecurity: Rethinking Labor and Employment Policy for the 21st Century

November 2012, Eileen Appelbaum

The Problem with Structural Unemployment in the U.S.

October 2012, Dean Baker

Bad Jobs on the Rise

September 2012, John Schmitt and Janelle Jones

Protecting Fundamental Labor Rights: Lessons from Canada for the United States

August 2012, Kris Warner

Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone?

July 2012, John Schmitt and Janelle Jones

Caring for Caregivers in Retirement: Social Security Works for Direct Care Workers

July 2012, Shawn Fremstad

Size and Characteristics of States’ Union Workforces

May 2012, John Schmitt and Marie-Eve Augier

States Could Save $1.7 Billion Per Year with Federal Financing of Work Sharing

May 2012, Dean Baker and Nicole Woo

Low-wage Workers Are Older and Better Educated than Ever

April 2012, John Schmitt and Janelle Jones

Affording Health Care and Education on the Minimum Wage

March 2012, John Schmitt and Marie-Eve Augier

The Minimum Wage Is Too Damn Low

March 2012, John Schmitt

Long-Term Hardship in the Labor Market

March 2012, John Schmitt and Janelle Jones

It's So Hard to Get Good Help

February 2012, Dean Baker

Health-insurance Coverage for Low-wage Workers, 1979-2010 and Beyond

February 2012, John Schmitt

A Primer on Private Equity at Work: Management, Employment, and Sustainability

February 2012, Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt

Low-Wage Lessons

January 2012, John Schmitt

Down and Out: Measuring Long-Term Hardship in the Labor Market

January 2012, John Schmitt and Janelle Jones

Politics Matter: Changes in Unionization Rates in Rich Countries, 1960-2010

November 2011, John Schmitt and Alexandra Mitukiewicz

Awareness of California’s Paid Family Leave Program Remains Limited, Especially Among Those Who Would Benefit From It Most

November 2011, Eileen Appelbaum and Ruth Milkman*

Maintaining and Improving Social Security for Direct Care Workers

November 2011, Shawn Fremstad

Who's Above the Social Security Payroll Tax Cap?

September 2011, Nicole Woo, Janelle Jones and John Schmitt

Talking About Poverty in a Jobs and Economy Framework

September 2011, Shawn Fremstad

Improving Job Quality: Direct Care Workers in the U.S.

September 2011, Eileen Appelbaum and Carrie Leana

Diversity and Change: Asian American and Pacific Islander Workers

July 2011, Hye Jin Rho, John Schmitt, Nicole Woo, Lucia Lin and Kent Wong

Work Sharing: The Quick Route Back to Full Employment

June 2011, Dean Baker

Labor Market Policy in the Great Recession: Some Lessons from Denmark and Germany
May 2011, John Schmitt

High-Performance Work Practices and Sustainable Economic Growth
April 2011, Eileen Appelbaum, Jody Hoffer Gittell, Carrie Leana

The Wage and Employment Impact of Minimum-Wage Laws in Three Cities

March 22, 2011, John Schmitt and David Rosnick

Implementing the Coverage Provisions of Health Care Reform: What’s at Stake for Direct Care Workers
January 2011, Shawn Fremstad

Unions and Upward Mobility for Asian American and Pacific Islander Workers
January 2011, John Schmitt, Hye Jin Rho and Nicole Woo

Leaves That Pay: Employer and Worker Experiences With Paid Family Leave in California

January 2011, Eileen Appelbaum and Ruth Milkman

Ex-Offenders and the Labor Market
November 2010, John Schmitt and Kris Warner

Hard Work in the Public Sector

October 2010, Hye Jin Rho

The Wage Penalty for State and Local Government Employees in New England
September 2010, Jeffrey Thompson and John Schmitt

Hard Work? Patterns in Physically Demanding Labor Among Older Workers
August 2010, Hye Jin Rho

The Urgent Need for Job Creation
July 2010, John Schmitt and Tessa Conroy

The Adult Recession: Age-Adjusted Unemployment at Post-War Highs
July 2010, David Rosnick

The Wage Penalty for State and Local Government Employees

May 2010, John Schmitt

The Benefits of State and Local Government Employees
May 2010, John Schmitt

Unions and Upward Mobility for Immigrant Workers
March 2010, John Schmitt

The Unions of the States
February 2010, John Schmitt

Public Investment, Industrial Policy and U.S. Economic Renewal
December 2009, Robert Pollin and Dean Baker

Unions and Upward Mobility for Asian Pacific American Workers
November 2009, John Schmitt, Hye Jin Rho, and Nicole Woo

The Changing Face of Labor, 1983-2008
November 2009, John Schmitt and Kris Warner

Inequality as Policy: The United States Since 1979
October 2009, John Schmitt

Low-Wage Work in High-Income Countries: Labor-Market Institutions and Business Strategy in the U.S. and Europe
October 2009, Eileen Appelbaum and John Schmitt

Job Sharing: Tax Credits to Prevent Layoffs and Stimulate Employment

October 2009, Dean Baker

More Budget Belt-Tightening Means More Job Losses for States
September 2009, Matt Sherman

The State of the Unions in 2009: A Profile of Union Membership in Los Angeles, California and the Nation
September 2009, Lauren D. Appelbaum and Ben Zipperer

Cut Loose: State and Local Layoffs of Public Employees in the Current Recession
September 2009, Matt Sherman and Nathan Lane

An International Comparison of Small Business Employment
August 2009, John Schmitt and Nathan Lane

Improving Direct Care Work: Integrating, Research and Practice
July 2009, Michele Ochsner, Carrie Leana and Eileen Appelbaum

Paid Sick Days Don't Cause Unemployment
June 2009, John Schmitt, Hye Jin Rho, Alison Earle, and Jody Heymann

U.S. Unemployment Now As High as Europe
May 2009, John Schmitt, Hye Jin Rho, and Shawn Fremstad

Unions and Upward Mobility for Service-Sector Workers
April 2009, John Schmitt

Using Recovery Act Funds to Improve Direct Care Jobs and the Quality of Direct Care Services
March 2009, Shawn Fremstad

Pay for Play? Tax Credits for Paid Time Off

March 2009, Dean Baker

Dropping the Ax: Illegal Firings During Union Election Campaigns, 1951-2007
March 2009, John Schmitt and Ben Zipperer

The Housing Crash Recession and the Case for a Third Stimulus

March 2009, Dean Baker

Will Workers Survive State Budget Belt-Tightening?

December 2008, Matthew Sherman

Unions and Upward Mobility for Women Workers
December 2008, John Schmitt

Unions and Upward Mobility for Young Workers
October 2008, John Schmitt

Unions and Upward Mobility for Latino Workers
September 2008, John Schmitt

Parental Leave Policies in 21 Countries: Assessing Generosity and Gender Equality
September 2008, Rebecca Ray, Janet C. Gornick and John Schmitt

The Union Wage Advantage for Low-Wage Workers
May 2008, John Schmitt

Working Families and Economic Insecurity in the States: The Role of Job Quality and Work Supports

May 2008, Shawn Fremstad, Rebecca Ray and Hye Jin Rho

Unions and Upward Mobility for African-American Workers
March 2008, John Schmitt

The Decline in African-American Representation in Unions and Manufacturing, 1979-2007

February 2008, John Schmitt and Ben Zipperer

'Misunderestimating' Living Standards
January 2008, John Schmitt and David Rosnick

Opting Out? The Effect of Children on Women's Employment in the United States
January 2008, Heather Boushey

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: Job Quality in the United States over the Three Most Recent Business Cycles

November 2007, John Schmitt

Unions and Upward Mobility for Low-Wage Workers
August 2007, John Schmitt, Margy Waller, Shawn Fremstad and Ben Zipperer

Is the Unemployment Rate in Sweden Really 17 Percent?
June 2007, John Schmitt

Job Tenure and Firm Size Provisions Exclude Many Young Parents from Family and Medical Leave
June 2007, Heather Boushey and John Schmitt

Researchers Letter to Congress on the Survey of Income & Program Participation (2007)
May 23, 2007

No-Vacation Nation

May 2007, Rebecca Ray and John Schmitt

Social Inclusion in the United States
April 2007, Heather Boushey, Natalie Branosky, Shawn Fremstad, Rachel Gragg and Margy Waller

Understanding Low-Wage Work in the United States

March 2007, Heather Boushey, Shawn Fremstad, Rachel Gragg, Margy Waller

The Decline in African-American Representation in Unions and Manufacturing, 1979-2006
March 2007, John Schmitt and Ben Zipperer

Dropping the Ax: Illegal Firings During Union Election Campaigns
January 2007, John Schmitt and Ben Zipperer

Increasing Inequality in the United States

November 2006, Dean Baker

A Note on Distribution and Growth
October 2006, Dean Baker

Whatever Happened to the American Jobs Machine?
October 2006, John Schmitt

Book Review: "Selling Women Short"
October 2006, Heather Boushey

Tag-Team Parenting
August 2006, Heather Boushey

Is the U.S. a Good Model for Reducing Social Exclusion in Europe?
August 2006, John Schmitt and Ben Zipperer

Analysis of NY 'Fair Share for Health Care' Bill
May 2006, John Schmitt

Changing Patterns in the Relative Economic Performance of Immigrants to Great Britain and the U.S., 1980-2000
April 2006, John Schmitt and Jonathan Wadsworth

Employment Regulation and French Unemployment: Were the French Students Right After All?
April 2006, John Schmitt and David Howell

Researchers' Letter to Congress Opposing the Elimination of the SIPP (2006)
March 2006

The Decline in African-American Representation in Unions and Auto Manufacturing, 1979-2004

January 2006, John Schmitt and Ben Zipperer

Impact of Proposed Minimum-Wage Increase on Low-income Families

December 2005, Heather Boushey and John Schmitt

Are Women Opting Out? Debunking the Myth
November 2005, Heather Boushey

How Good is the Economy at Creating Good Jobs?

October 2005, John Schmitt

Gender Bias in the Current Economic Recovery?: Declining Employment Rates for Women in the 21st Century
August 2005, Heather Boushey, David Rosnick, and Dean Baker

Clearing the Path to Unemployment Insurance for Low-Wage Workers
August 2005, Andrew Stettner, Heather Boushey and Jeff Wenger

No Way Out: How Prime Age Workers Get Trapped in Minimum Wage Jobs
May 2005, Heather Boushey

Labor Markets and Economic Inequality in the United States Since the End of the 1970s
April 2005, John Schmitt

Finding the Better Fit: Receiving Unemployment Insurance Increases Likelihood of Re-employment with Health Insurance
April 23, 2005, (CEPR/EPI) Heather Boushey and Jeff Wenger

Family-Friendly Policies: Boosting Mothers' Wages
April 2005, Heather Boushey

When Done Right, Work Supports Work: Medicaid and Mothers' Employment and Wages
March 2005, Heather Boushey

The Burden of Social Security Taxes and the Burden of Wage Inequality
March 2005, Dean Baker

The Effects on Employment and Wages When Medicaid and Child Care Subsidies are No Longer Available
January 2005, Heather Boushey

A House Divided: How Welfare Reform Pits Working Families Against the Nonworking Poor
Fall 2004, Heather Boushey

Recent Job Loss Hits the African-American Middle Class Hard
October 2004, John Schmitt

Labor Market Performance in Pennsylvania, 2001-2004: Pennsylvania Lags Behind the Nation
September 2004, John Schmitt

Labor Market Performance in Ohio, 2001-2004: Ohio Lags Behind the Nation
September 2004, John Schmitt

Labor Market Performance in Michigan, 2001-2004: Michigan Lags Behind the Nation
September 2004, John Schmitt

Analysis of the Upcoming Release of 2003 Data on Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance

August 2004, Heather Boushey

The Rise in Job Displacement, 1991-2004: The Crisis in American Manufacturing
August 2004, John Schmitt

Job Displacement over the Business Cycle, 1991-2001
July 2004, John Schmitt

Plunging Employment: Blame Mom?
June 2004, Dean Baker and Heather Boushey

Working Moms and Child Care
May 2004, Heather Boushey and Joseph Wright, 

Health Insurance Data Briefs

April 2004, Heather Boushey, Joseph Wright, and Mayra Murray Díaz

For Welfare Reform to Work, Jobs Must Be Available
April 2004, Heather Boushey and David Rosnick

UI is Not a Safety Net for Unemployed Former Welfare Recipients
December 2003, Heather Boushey and Jeffrey B. Wenger

Hard Times in the New Millennium: The Fate of Youth in the Bush Years
November 2003, Heather Boushey and John Schmitt

Jobs Held by Former Welfare Recipients Hit Hard by Economic Downturn
September 2003, Heather Boushey and David Rosnick

Give Me a Break: The Extent of Paid Holidays and Vacation
September 2002, Helene Jorgensen