Authors: Julia HawesResearch & Publications: NC Justice NewsIssues: Education - Pre-kindergarten, K-12 and Post-secondaryImmigrant and Refugee RightsPoverty/Income InequalityState EconomyState Tax PolicyMarch 4, 2014
Authors: Cedric JohnsonResearch & Publications: BTC BriefsIssues: State EconomyState Tax PolicyBy Cedric JohnsonPolicy Analyst, Budget & Tax CenterMarch 2014
Authors: Allan FreyerResearch & Publications: Prosperity WatchIssues: Poverty/Income InequalityState EconomyAt the heart of the American Dream is the idea that hard work is supposed to pay off—that anyone who works a full time job should be able to make ends and achieve upward mobility over the course of their lives.
Authors: Adam SearingResearch & Publications: NC Health ReportIssues: Health & Human Services/Public BenefitsHealth Care and Health ReformMarch 3, 2014
Authors: Allan FreyerTazra MitchellResearch & Publications: BTC ReportsIssues: Poverty/Income InequalityState EconomySafety net programs and economic development efforts have moved millions of Americans out of poverty—but they have been insufficient to deal with growing poverty-wage jobs.
Authors: Alexandra Forter SirotaResearch & Publications: Prosperity WatchIssues: Poverty/Income InequalityState EconomyOver the past 30 years, the experience of those at the top of the economic ladder has diverged dramatically from those of everyone else, as income inequality has surged in North Carolina and across the nation.
Authors: Alexandra Forter SirotaResearch & Publications: BTC ReportsIssues: Poverty/Income InequalityState EconomyIncome inequality has become a central part of the public debate of late as policymakers seek to grapple with an economy that has hollowed out the middle class, threatening the prospects for shared prosperity and economic stability
Authors: Alexandra Forter SirotaSabine SchoenbachResearch & Publications: BTC ReportsIssues: Unemployment and Unemployment InsuranceCuts to unemployment insurance in North Carolina have made it harder for jobless families to make ends meet and get back on their feet in an economy that is still providing too few jobs to go around.
Authors: Tazra MitchellResearch & Publications: Prosperity WatchIssues: Poverty/Income InequalityState EconomyIn another sign of an economy that is leaving too many working families behind, the share of low-income working families headed by single women is on the rise across the nation.
Authors: Allan FreyerResearch & Publications: Prosperity WatchIssues: State EconomyUnemployment and Unemployment InsuranceDespite falling unemployment rates over the course of 2013, most of North Carolina’s metro areas are still waiting for a meaningful jobs recovery.