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June 17, 2015

What Increasing Education Will and Will Not Do for Earnings and Earnings Inequality

Melissa S. Kearney | Lawrence H. Summers | Brad Hershbein
Scholars and public commentators have recently debated the impact of education on earnings and earnings inequality. Some have argued that improving education i…
April 21, 2015

Investing in the Future of California’s Water Sector

Newsha Ajami | Barton "Buzz" Thompson
In late March, Governor Jerry Brown signed a billion-dollar emergency drought relief legislation package. Recent Hamilton Project authors Newsha K. Ajami and B…
February 2, 2015

Investing in America’s Working Families with Affordable Child Care

James P. Ziliak
Previous Hamilton Project author James Ziliak comments on The President's proposal for a massive investment in our nation’s young children and working fami…
January 28, 2015

Nearly 30 Percent of Workers in the U.S. Need a License to Perform Their Job: It Is Time to Examine Occupational Licensing Practices

Melissa S. Kearney
Nearly 30 percent of workers in the U.S. need a license to perform their job. It is important to realize that occupational licenses are not mere state-sponsore…
Commentary January 20, 2015

Comments by Sandy Baum and Judith Scott-Clayton on the White House Announcement on New Community College Initiatives

Sandy Baum | Judith Scott-Clayton
Previous Hamilton Project authors Sandy Baum and Judith Scott-Clayton comment on President Obama's recent proposal to eliminate tuition for America's c…
Commentary January 9, 2015

Harry Holzer Comments on the White House Announcement on New Community College Initiatives

Harry J. Holzer
Recent Hamilton Project author Harry Holzer provides commentary on two new initiatives by President Obama for expanding college opportunities and training for …
July 11, 2014

Making Child Care More Affordable for Working Families

James P. Ziliak
James P. Ziliak explores new legislation introduced this week that would dramatically reform government subsidies for child care, and compares it to his recent…
Commentary June 25, 2014

Harry Holzer Comments on Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Harry J. Holzer
Hamilton Project Author Harry Holzer comments on recent legislation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
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