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 April 1, 2006

An Economic Strategy to Advance Opportunity, Prosperity, and Growth

Americans’ long-held belief that education and hard work advances each generation’ outlook has provided a powerful incentive for industrious activity, spurring…
Policy Proposals April 1, 2006

Summer Opportunity Scholarships (SOS): A Proposal to Narrow the Skills Gap

Even in early grades, a large skill gap exists between students from economically advantaged and disadvantaged families. This paper outlines a program based on…
Policy Proposals April 1, 2006

Improving Opportunities and Incentives for Saving by Middle- and Low-Income Households

Many middle- and low-income Americans retire without having accumulated sufficient savings to enjoy a comfortable retirement. This paper proposes changing the …
Policy Proposals April 1, 2006

Identifying Effective Teachers Using Performance on the Job

This paper outlines a program of federal support to help states measure the effectiveness of individual teachers. Teachers who receive good evaluations would b…
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