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Reports

Living in the Short-Run: Comment on Capital In the Twenty-First Century

April 2014, Dean Baker

Supplemental Security Income for Children with Disabilities

November 2012, Shawn Fremstad and Rebecca Vallas

More Good Jobs

November 2012, Shawn Fremstad

Married … Without Means

November 2012, Shawn Fremstad

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

November 2012, Eileen Appelbaum

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Blogs

'Are We There Yet?' Moving Beyond the Recovery Question

Labor Market Policy Research Reports, June 8 – July 17

Labor Market Policy Research Reports, June 6 – June 13

Piketty in One Graph

Low- and Middle Income People’s Living Standards Are Mostly Affected by the Economy and the Policy Decisions that Shape It

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Op-Eds & Columns

A Way to Better Pay, Benefits and Workplace Flexibility: Unions

Nicole Woo
The Hill, June 23, 2014

The Sharing Economy and the Mystery of the Mystery of Inequality

Dean Baker
Truthout, June 23, 2014

Your Tax Dollars at Work: Charities That Make the Rich Richer

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, June 16, 2014

Doing for the Poor and Doing to the Poor

Dean Baker
The Huffington Post, June 16, 2014
Truthout, June 16, 2014

Tall tales about Texas

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, June 13, 2014

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Events

United Nations Conference on Trade and Global Development 2014 Public Symposium

Jobs in the Developed World

Thomas Piketty’s Book Release: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

The Conference of Economic and Political Inequality

Improving Tax Credits for New Mothers and Reducing Marriage Penalties for Low-Income Americans

50 Years Since the War on Poverty: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Getting Back to Full Employment and Reducing Inequality

Equity and the Future of the American Economy

Income Support for Children with Disabilities: Moving Towards Reforms That Work

Equality Matters: Tax Credits for Working Families

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Press Releases

Black Recent Grads Hardest Hit by the Great Recession

May 20,2014

New CEPR Project highlights cycle of excessive pay for CEOs and directors

February 13, 2014

Twenty Years after NAFTA, Mexico Has Experienced Lagging Growth, Persistent Poverty and Increased Unemployment

February 12, 2014

Married with Children, The Invisible Impoverished

November 8, 2012

The Small-Dollar Loan Problem

August 29, 2012

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Other Resources

CEPR Economics Seminar Series
Audio and video files of ten CEPR lectures on economic issues

CEPR Work and Family Briefings
Audio files and PowerPoint presentations of five Congressional briefings on work/life issues, June - October 2006.

Life, Work and Debt for Generations X and Y
Presentation by Heather Boushey at the New America Foundation, July 27, 2006 (includes video and audio)

Inequality Matters

Inequality Matters:
The Growing Economic Divide in America and Its Poisonous Consequences

with chapter co-authored by Heather Boushey
(2006)

The Benefits of Full Employment

The Benefits of Full Employment:
When Markets Work for People
by Jared Bernstein and Dean Baker
(2003)

Social Security

Social Social: The Phony Crisis
by Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot
(2001)

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