JOBS & EDUCATION

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.

Subsidized Employment Proposal

ARTICLE | FEBRUARY 2018

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-GuptaKali Grant, Julie Kerksick, Dan Bloom, & Ajay Chaudry

 

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GCPI & The Arc PFML Report

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

 

REPORT | May 2017

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Caregiving Jobs Report

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

This report proposes caregiving jobs investments to address two national needs: the pressing need for caregiving; and the equally pressing need for good jobs.

Nina DasturIndivar Dutta-GuptaLaura TatumPeter EdelmanKali Grant, & Casey Goldvale

 

NEW WORK

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.

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BLOG | April 2016

The Tipped Minimum Wage Hasn’t Budged in 25 Years. That’s a Problem.

Read the center’s blog written in partnership with The Leadership Conference Education Fund on the 25th anniversary of the tipped minimum wage.

FEATURE | October 2014

Ten Solutions to Fight Economic Inequality

Indivar Dutta-Gupta and Kali Grant provide ten solutions to combat the trend of income inequality in the US.

REPORT | April 2015

Raising Wages, Reducing Inequality, Sustaining Families: Why raising the minimum wage is a civil and human rights issue

The Georgetown Center on Poverty & Inequality along with the Leadership Conference published this report on how raising the minimum wage is essential for civil and human rights.

REPORT | October 2014

Improving Wages, Improving Lives: Why raising the minimum wage is a civil and human rights issue

The Georgetown Center on Poverty & Inequality and the Leadership Conference Education Fund released this report which advocates for the raising of the minimum wage.

ARTICLE | February 2018

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.

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

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.

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Unemployment Insurance and Jobseeker’s Allowance Report

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.

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.”

REPORT COVERAGE | June 2016

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.

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).

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.

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.

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Building the Caring Economy

REPORT | May 2017

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

This report proposes caregiving jobs investments to address two national needs: the pressing need for caregiving; and the equally pressing need for good jobs.

Nina DasturIndivar Dutta-GuptaLaura TatumPeter EdelmanKali Grant, & Casey Goldvale

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