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December 12, 2013
Why America Needs Paid Parental Leave
The Center for American Progress and the Center for Economic and Policy Research released a report today that makes the case for why Americans need paid parental leave. The report, “Job Protection Isn’t Enough: Why America Needs Paid Parental Leave,” examines whether the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, which grants certain workers the ability to take up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave after a birth or adoption, has been successful in encouraging more workers to use parental leave. The analysis paints a sobering picture of the law’s impact.
December 06, 2013
Unionization Yields Significant Gains in Pay and Benefits for Women Workers
A new issue brief from the Center for Economic and Policy Research examines the most recent data available to investigate the impact that being in, or represented by, a union has on the wages and benefits of women in the paid workforce.
November 25, 2013
International Community Should Wait Before Recognizing Disputed Results of Honduran Elections, CEPR Co-Director Says
The international community should pause before offering recognition of the results of the Honduran elections Sunday, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) Co-Director Mark Weisbrot said today. Weisbrot noted that two political parties had claimed that the official results as reported by the Honduran electoral authority did not match what were transmitted to them.
November 21, 2013
New Research Paper Shows That There Are Feasible Alternatives to Fiscal Austerity for Spain
A new paper from the Center for Economic and Policy Research proposes alternatives to austerity that could restore full employment to Spain by 2018 or even
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