Research Roundup

Jul 09, 2009
Research Roundup: Every State Needs Health Care Reform, African Americans See Weekly Wage Decline, New Reports on Civil Legal Aid for Low-Income Families, and More
Jul 02, 2009
Research Roundup: State Budget Troubles Worsen, The Impacts of Foreclosure on Families and Communities, Anticipated Results of the 2009 Healthy Families Act, and Much More
Jun 25, 2009

Recovery plan and green initiatives:

  • No Economic Recovery Without Cities: The Urgency Of A New Federal Urban Policy 
  • The Economic Benefits of Investing in Clean Energy  
  • A Short Guide to Setting Up a City-Scale Retrofit Program 

How to Structure a "Play-or-Pay" Requirement on Employers: Lessons from California for National Health Reform 

It's Time We Talked: Mandatory Mediation in the Foreclosure Process 

The Costs of Confinement: Why Good Juvenile Justice Policies Make Good Fiscal Sense

Paid Family Leave: One Solution to Helping Today’s Working Families Meet Their Family Responsibilities at Critical Times

Families USA has released new issue briefs on implementation of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA)

Reports and studies out on immigration

Jun 11, 2009

How the downturn is effecting jobs, youth and unemployment insurance systems:

  • Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me 
  • Gen Next Squeezed By Recession, But Most See Better Times Ahead 
  • Unemployment Insurance Buckles After Years of Underfunding and States’ Unemployment Insurance Funds Founder After Years of Poor Planning 

New Studies on Health Disparities:

  • Health Disparities: A Case for Closing the Gap 
  • Putting Women's Health Care Disparities On The Map: Examining Racial and Ethnic Disparities at the State Level

The Clean Energy Economy 

Spending by Another Name: The 2009 Ohio Tax Expenditure Report
Jun 04, 2009

The Need for Health Care Reform:

  • More Bang for the Health Care Buck
  • Efficiency and Quality: The Role of Controlling Health Care Cost Growth in Health Care Reform
  • Health Reform: The Cost of Failure

Project Labor Agreements in New York State: In the Public Interest

Where Have All of Maryland’s Millionaires Gone? Nowhere — They’re Probably Just Not Millionaires Anymore 

May 28, 2009
Reports on policies to revive the economy, soaring insurance costs, insurance exchanges, talking about human rights in policy debates, majority-signup procedures for public employees, and online learning for low-skill adults.
May 21, 2009

The Economic Crisis: Racial Disparities and Trade Dislocations

  • Sounding the Alarm: Update on the Economic Downturn
  • Race and Recession: How Inequity Rigged the Economy and How to Change the Rules 
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance: New Opportunities for Ohio Workers

Closing Corporate Loopholes

Ensuring Effective Teachers for All Students

Parents' Health Care and Paid Sick Leave

  • Making Parents' Health Care a Priority 
  • Contagion Nation: A Comparison of Paid Sick Day Policies in 22 Countries 

Global Warming and Green Jobs

  • Global Warming’s Six Americas 
  • Green Jobs/Green Homes NY: Expanding Home Energy Efficiency and Creating Good Jobs in a Clean-Energy Economy
  • Saving Dollars, Saving Democracy: Cost Savings for Local Election Officials through Voter Registration Modernization 

Electoral Competition and Low Contribution Limits 

May 14, 2009
  • Public opinion in support of progressive policies
  • New reports on the role of higher education in promoting economic growth
  • Health care coverage for children and need for health care costs transparency
  • New resources on low-wage and immigrant worker rights from the National Employment Law Project
  • Money in State Politics
  • Green Jobs in Maine