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Policy Proposals May 14, 2012

Rationalizing U.S. Immigration Policy: Reforms for Simplicity, Fairness, and Economic Growth

Giovanni Peri of UC Davis proposes a practical set of immigration reforms, starting with market-based changes to employment-based visas to better link visas wi…
Posts May 4, 2012

What Immigration Means For U.S. Employment and Wages

Our nation’s immigration policy continues to be an issue of debate among policymakers, particularly the impact on the U.S. labor force. The Hamilton Project hi…
Posts February 2, 2012

The Marriage Gap: The Impact of Economic and Technological Change on Marriage Rates

The Hamilton Project examines the decline the marriages over the last 50 years, highlighting the correlation between income level and likelihood of marrying. T…
Policy Proposals October 13, 2010

The Mobility Bank: Increasing Residential Mobility to Boost Economic Mobility

This paper proposes the creation of a “mobility bank” at a government cost of less than $1 billion per year to help finance the residential moves of U.S. worke…
Economic Facts September 28, 2010

Ten Economic Facts about Immigration

This policy memo explores some of the questions frequently raised around immigration in the United States and provides facts drawn from publicly available data…
Policy Proposals December 1, 2008

From Prison to Work: A Proposal for a National Prisoner Reentry Program

This paper proposes a national prisoner reentry program whose core element is up to a year of transitional employment available to all parolees in need of work.
Policy Proposals September 1, 2008

Facilitating Shared Appreciation Mortgages to Prevent Housing Crashes and Affordability Crises

This paper argues that development of shared appreciation mortgage (SAM) markets in the United States would moderate the impending decline in homeownership and…
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