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Young Black America Part One: High School Completion Rates are at their Highest Ever

March 2015, Cherrie Bucknor

A College Degree is No Guarantee

May 2014, Janelle Jones and John Schmitt

Union Advantage for Black Workers

February 2014, Janelle Jones and John Schmitt

Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone?

July 2012, John Schmitt and Janelle Jones

Affording Health Care and Education on the Minimum Wage

March 2012, John Schmitt and Marie-Eve Augier

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U.S. NEET Rates Not So Neat

Part 2: Returns to Whose College Degree?

Why Don't More People Go To College?

1 Million #AAPI Workers Would Get a Raise if the #MinimumWage Were $10.10

Lip-Service Libertarianism in Silicon Valley

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Op-Eds & Columns

Inequality, Student Debt and Millennials

Nicole Woo
The Hill, November 12, 2014

Modern Rules for Modern Careers

Eileen Appelbaum and Heather Boushey
US News and World Report, April 25, 2014

The Texas-California Job Growth Derby

Dean Baker
Huffington Post (The Blog), March 24, 2014

Student Loans on the Cheap

Dean Baker
Truthout, June 5, 2013

Chicago School Teachers Give Us All a Lesson

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, September 17, 2012

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The Conference of Economic and Political Inequality

NC Policy Watch Crucial Conversation luncheon

Rethinking the Economics of Pensions II

A Bold Approach to the Jobs Emergency: Setting the Political Agenda for 2014 and 2016

Crossing the American Crises: From Collapse to Action

Press Releases

Unionization Continues to Boost Pay and Benefits of Black Workers

February 12, 2014

The Share of Good Jobs has Fallen Since 1979
July 31, 2012

C-SPAN Favors Conservative Think Tanks 3-to-1 Over Left-of-Center, Study Finds
December 18, 2007

"Tag-Team Parenting" Used by Lower-Income, Less-Educated Parents
August 29, 2006

Student Debt Rising Due To Higher College Costs
September 7, 2005

Other Resources

Inequality Matters

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

with chapter co-authored by Heather Boushey

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)

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