Real progress toward expanding economic opportunity and security requires a deep understanding of strategies for job creation, improving job quality, and preparing disadvantaged workers for the labor force. Our work on employment and education issues offers new frameworks, research-based insights, and tangible policy solutions.

 NEW REPORT | September 2017

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

The Arc and the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality are excited to release a new report, “Security and Stability: The Importance of Paid Family and Medical Leave to People with Disabilities and their Families.” The need for paid leave is universal and well documented. Our report is the first to contribute an overview of the disability angle on paid leave.

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



Connecting Education, Community Service, & On-the-Job Learning Through Youth Employment Pathways

Our nation faces a true crisis in youth employment. Millions of our nation’s youth are in urgent need of a seamless, interconnected system of education, community service, and employment that prepares them for long-term labor market success. To address this, GCPI’s new Youth Employment Project will identify and develop fundamental principles and a detailed national strategy that combine work experience and education to boost individual employment opportunities, youth engagement, and preparation for the labor market.

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REPORT | May 2017

Building the Caring Economy: Workforce Investments to Expand Access to Affordable, High-Quality and Long-Term Care

Our nation has pressing needs for both caregiving and good jobs. With these aims, this report offers 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.


REPORT | Spring 2016

Lessons Learned From 40 Years of Subsidized Employment Programs

A framework, review of models, and recommendations for helping disadvantaged workers. Featured in The Atlantic article, “The Case for a New WPA,” the center’s report presents the most extensive review to date of subsidized employment programs and models spanning four decades that target populations with serious or multiple barriers to employment in the United States.

WEBINAR | August 2016

Taking on Chronic Unemployment: Lessons Learned From 40 Years of Subsidized Employment Programs

GCPI, the National Employment Law Project (NELP), and the Heartland Alliance held a webinar on how states can explore adopting and innovating subsidized employment programs as a promising strategy for helping long-term and chronically unemployed workers succeed in the labor market.

REPORT | Fall 2016

Strengthening Unemployment Protections in America

In partnership with the Center for American Progress (CAP) and National Employment Law Project (NELP), the center released a report on modernizing unemployment insurance for a 21st century economy and establishing a new Jobseeker’s Allowance.

VIDEO | February 2016

The Obama Administration’s Wage Insurance Proposal

The center’s Indivar Dutta-Gupta weighs in on wage insurance in this segment on President Obama’s FY 2017 budget from CCTV America.

FACT SHEET | June 2016

A Plan to Improve Unemployment Protections in America

This document succinctly summarizes recommendations laid out in the 2016 CAP, GCPI, and NELP report, “Strengthening Unemployment Protections in America.”

BRIEF | July 2016

Where States Are and Where They Should Be on Unemployment Protections

CAP, NELP, and GCPI identify the main challenges facing states’ unemployment insurance (UI) programs, provide recent state-level data, and recommend steps that states can take to substantially strengthen their UI programs.

EVENT | July 2016

Strengthening Unemployment Protections in America: A Discussion

Rep. Sandy Levin (D-MI) and White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Jason Furman explain the need for unemployment insurance (UI) reform. Co-Executive Director Indivar Dutta-Gupta served on a panel of experts to debate UI and the Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA).


The Wall Street Journal article feature: “Should an Unemployed Uber Driver Be Eligible for a “Job Seeker’s Allowance”?.

The Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality’s report on Job Seeker’s Allowance is referenced in identifying the main challenges facing unemployed Uber drivers eligibility for job seeker’s allowances.

REPORT | June 2016

Unemployment Insurance Modernization and Eligibility

Updated, independent analysis from the Urban Institute commissioned by the center, CAP, and NELP—which shows that just three of the center’s proposed reforms would significantly increase the share of newly unemployed workers who are protected by UI.

EVENT | July 2016

Strengthening Unemployment Protections in America: The Case for a Stronger Federal Role and Opportunities for State Action

On the heels of CAP, NELP, and the center’s joint proposal to modernize America’s UI program and introduce the JSA, this webinar is designed to provide state policy advocates and state workforce agency administrators with information about what states can do on their own to strengthen unemployment protections for their populations.

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