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Economic Facts September 29, 2021

11 facts on the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

In these Economic Facts, the Hamilton Project reviews recent economic data to provide context for assessing the state of the economic recovery and highlight ar…
Policy Proposals May 12, 2021

A proposal for a federal paid parental and medical leave program

In a new policy proposal, Tanya Byker and Elena Patel propose the creation of a federal Paid Parental and Medical Leave (PPML) program. The proposal would esta…
Papers April 12, 2021

A comparison of renters and homeowners in recent decades

Wendy Edelberg, Sara Estep, Stephanie Lu, and Emily Moss examine and offer new insights on the recent history of housing policy from the latter half of the 20t…
Economic Facts March 30, 2021

10 economic facts on how mothers spend their time

 IntroductionThe COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll.The pressures that mothers of young children (defined throughout as having a child under the age of 13…
Policy Proposals September 17, 2020

From survival to revival: How to help small businesses through the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic poses an existential threat to small businesses, with more than 400,000 lost since the crisis began. Many small businesses are financiall…
Economic Facts September 17, 2020

Ten facts about COVID-19 and the US economy

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented the United States with a set of unique public health and economic challenges. Economically, the crisis has negatively affec…
Policy Proposals August 14, 2020

Policies to broaden participation in the innovation process

Some of the starkest differences between women and minorities' participation in the innovation process arises in the practice and commercialization of inve…
Posts July 16, 2020

How the pandemic is changing the economy

The COVID-19 public health crisis, the economic shock triggered by the pandemic, and public policy, business, and individual responses to the pandemic together…
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