Unworkable & Unwise

Conditioning Access to Programs that Ensure a Basic Foundation for Families on Work Requirements

Investing in Futures: Economic and Fiscal Benefits of Postsecondary Education in Prison

GCPI and the Vera Institute of Justice make the case for how lifting the current ban on awarding Pell Grants to incarcerated people would benefit workers, employers, and states. 


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Citizenship Question Nonresponse: A Demographic Profile

Adding the citizenship question to the 2020 decennial census will likely sacrifice accuracy and increase costs. This report provides in-depth analysis of nonresponse rates for the citizenship question on the American Community Survey to demonstrate the likely impacts for 2020.   Read Full Report 2020 CENSUS

Bare Minimum: Why We Need to Raise Wages for America's Lowest-Paid Families

GCPI and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights make the case for raising the wages of people working for tips, the federal minimum wage, or less. This report is grounded in history, economics, and movements across the country, but particularly in the lived experience of our nation’s lowest-paid working people.

Working to Reduce Poverty: A National Subsidized Employment Proposal

We partnered with some of the country’s leading experts to develop a proposal for the first permanent national subsidized jobs program. Read more in the latest The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences.

The Difference Between Surviving And Not Surviving

A new report by GCPI and The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence on the urgency of strengthening public benefits policies for people facing domestic violence and sexual assault

Counting Everyone in the Digital Age

A report by GCPI and The Leadership Conference Education Fund on the dangers and opportunities of new technology used in the 2020 Census


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Security and Stability: Paid Family and Medical Leave

A new report by GCPI and The Arc on the necessity of paid leave for people with disabilities and their families

Building the Caring Economy

Workforce Investments to Expand Access to Affordable, High-Quality and Long-Term Care

Lessons Learned From 40 Years of Subsidized Employment Programs

“A win for workers and their families, a win for employers and a win for taxpayers and the government” – Indivar Dutta-Gupta

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Promising strategies for creating more quality jobs


The next generation of tax & benefits strategies


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“Joined together, poverty and racism have created a toxic mixture that mocks our democratic rhetoric of equal opportunity and equal protection under the law.” – Peter Edelman, Faculty Director

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