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Wendy Edelberg and Ben Harris scrutinize the misplaced focus on aggregate output in tax policy debates and suggest other considerations to prioritize.
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The coming fiscal cliff: A blueprint for tax reform in 2025
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The coming end of federal child care funding threatens working mothers’ gains
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The Power of Policy to Reduce Poverty: Lessons from the Pandemic
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Immigration reform has taken center stage of the policy debate. While most Americans agree that our immigration system is flawed, there remains a lack of under…
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…
The Hamilton Project provides background information on the state of America’s immigration system, and discusses the economic benefits of reforming the system.
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…
The Hamilton Project examines the decline the marriages over the last 50 years, highlighting the correlation between income level and likelihood of marrying. T…
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…
This policy memo explores some of the questions frequently raised around immigration in the United States and provides facts drawn from publicly available data…
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.