The Hamilton Project produces and commissions policy proposals and analyses to promote broad-based economic growth by embracing a significant role for well-designed government policies and public investment.

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Policy Proposals June 1, 2008

Increasing Annuitization of 401(k) Plans with Automatic Trial Income

This paper proposes a policy that would increase the role of lifetime income products in future retirees’ overall retirement planning.
Policy Proposals December 1, 2007

Employment-Based Tax Credits for Low-Skilled Workers

This paper proposes increasing the return to work for low-income families through the expansion the earned income tax credit for low-income childless taxpayers…
Policy Proposals December 1, 2007

A Hand Up: A Strategy to Reward Work, Expand Opportunity, and Reduce Poverty

This paper offers a strategy to reduce poverty and strengthen growth across the income spectrum by helping people find jobs, investing in human capital, and cr…
Policy Proposals December 1, 2007

New Hope: Fulfilling America’s Promise to “Make Work Pay”

The New Hope program was designed to assist workers by providing work supports including access to quality child care and health insurance. This paper evaluate…
Policy Proposals September 1, 2006

Fundamental Restructuring of Unemployment Insurance: Wage-Loss Insurance and Temporary Earnings Replacement Accounts

This paper describes a proposal to restructure social insurance after job loss in order to improve protection against long-term effects of unemployment, provid…
Policy Proposals September 1, 2006

Reforming Unemployment Insurance for the 21st Century Workforce

The current system of unemployment insurance has not been updated since 1935 and is in need of reform to meet the needs of today’s workforce. This paper outlin…
Policy Proposals September 1, 2006

Universal Insurance: Enhancing Economic Security to Promote Opportunity

In the past three decades, American families have faced a dramatic increase in economic risk. This paper responds to this rise by proposing a broad-based, stop…
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