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Papers June 23, 2021

The social insurance system in the US: Policies to protect workers and families

In a new framing paper, Mitchell Barnes, Lauren Bauer, Wendy Edelberg, Sara Estep, Robert Greenstein, and Moriah Macklin examine the U.S. social insurance syst…
Posts May 26, 2021

Strengthening the Child Tax Credit: What comes next?

Bob Greenstein outlines the future of the Child Tax Credit and examines how the American Family Plan can help make the CTC permanent. 
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…
Policy Proposals May 12, 2021

Increasing federal investment in children’s early care and education to raise quality, access, and affordability

In this proposal, Elizabeth Davis and Aaron Sojourner of the University of Minnesota propose an ambitious vision to increase federal funding for Early Childhoo…
Policy Proposals April 12, 2021

A plan to reform the unemployment insurance system in the United States

In this proposal, Arindrajit Dube offers a comprehensive plan to reform and modernize the Unemployment Insurance (UI) system to reflect and align with the chal…
Policy Proposals April 12, 2021

Bolstering the housing safety net: The promise of automatic stabilizers

In this proposal Robert Collinson, Ingrid Gould Ellen, and Benjamin Keys propose a plan to support homeowners and renters to stabilize households and housing m…
Posts January 7, 2021

Rethinking social insurance: Policies to protect workers and families

In this analysis, Wendy Edelberg and Stephanie Lu examine the benefits of social insurance programs such as unemployment insurance, rental assistance, and subs…
Posts December 16, 2020

The Hamilton Project: 2020 in figures

To conclude the year, Alexandra Contreras, Elizabeth Lee, and Stephanie Lu present here a month-by-month journey in figures through The Hamilton Project’s rese…
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