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Our cross-cutting issue areas cover core aspects of poverty and inequality in America today. We develop research, ideas, and public will to tackle these challenges with proven and promising strategies.

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Featured Project

REPORT | SEPTEMBER 2017

Stability & Security: Paid Family and Medical Leave and its Importance to People with Disabilities and their Families

The Arc and GCPI released a report on why a comprehensive, national paid leave program is needed in the U.S. for all workers, including people with disabilities and their families.

 

Latest Reports

Jobs & Education

Promising strategies for creating more good jobs

REPORT | February 2018

Working to Reduce Poverty: A National Subsidized Employment Proposal

The Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, The Urban Institute, and the Public Policy Institute are excited to release a new report, “Working to Reduce Poverty: A National Subsidized Employment Proposal.” Subsidized employment programs that increase labor supply and demand are a proven, underutilized strategy for reducing poverty in the short and long term. This article proposes two new separate but harmonized federal funding streams for subsidized employment.

Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Kali Grant, Julie Kerksick, Dan Bloom, Ajay Chaudry

REPORT | May 2017

Building the Caring Economy Executive Summary

This report proposes caregiving jobs investments to address two national needs: the pressing need for caregiving; and the equally pressing need for good jobs. With these aims, we offer proposals that promote the well-being of children, older adults, people with disabilities, and their families by creating and sustaining good jobs in the caregiving sector.

Nina DasturIndivar Dutta-Gupta, Laura Tatum, Peter Edelman, Kali Grant, & Casey Goldvale

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY | Spring 2016

Lessons Learned From 40 Years of Subsidized Employment Programs

An overview of the center’s proposed framework and recommendations for helping disadvantaged workers while stimulating the economy. For our comprehensive review of 40 programs over 40 years, see the full report.

Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Kali Grant, Matthew Eckel, & Peter Edelman

Tax & Benefits

Creating the next generation of public benefits approaches

REPORT | September 2017

Security & Stability: Paid Family and Medical Leave and its Importance to People with Disabilities and their Families

The Arc and GCPI released a report on why a comprehensive, national paid leave program is needed in the U.S. for all workers, including people with disabilities and their families.

Kali Grant, T.J. Sutcliffe, Indivar Dutta-Gupta, & Casey Goldvale

OP-ED | June 2017

Donald Trump’s Budget Cuts Would Leave Many Americans Hungry

President Donald Trump has proposed to cut nearly $200 billion out of SNAP. Faculty Director Peter Edelman and Rep. Joe Kennedy III discuss how these proposed cuts would be devastating for millions of Americans.

Peter Edelman

Health & Human Services

Bringing health & human services together to strengthen families

NEW WORK

New Partnership on Behavioral Health with Kaiser Permanente

GCPI and MHA are exploring system-wide untapped potential to address behavioral health challenges for the lowest income families and individuals. Through this project, we are identifying creative ways to engage and coordinate existing community assets to transform the delivery of whole-person behavioral health supports. The project will bring together a diverse group of health and non-health experts, fostering cross-sector collaboration to identify and advance crosscutting policy and programmatic ideas, with a focus on place-based and person-centered approaches.

OP-ED | March 2016

The Evolving Fight Against Concentrated Poverty

Faculty Director Peter Edelman proposes example-driven solutions for the path forward in combatting concentrated urban poverty.

Peter Edelman

Democracy

Developing policies and strategies to protect and advance inclusive and equitable democratic institutions

REPORT | October 2017

Counting Everyone in the Digital Age: The Implications of Technology Use in the 2020 Decennial Census for the Count of Disadvantaged Groups

Today’s technology provides both great opportunities to improve the Census, but also presents new challenges in counting everyone, especially members of historically disadvantaged groups. This report details these challenges and provides recommendations for a secure and accurate 2020 Census.

SERIES | December 2016

Obama Legacy Series 

The center joins TalkPoverty along with policy and political experts to examine President Obama’s legacy in addressing poverty & inequality.

ARTICLE | Fall 2015

Poverty and Inequality in America: Why We Should Care and What We Should Do

Two-generation approaches to poverty reduction and the Earned Income Tax Credit, InSight Fall 2015.