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.

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REPORT | March 2019

The Youth Opportunity Guarantee: A Framework for Success

This report introduces a Youth Opportunity Guarantee of education, training, and employment for all youth ages 16 to 24 in the United States. After years of extensive research and consultation with well over 100 experts and stakeholders, GCPI has created a framework that integrates secondary, postsecondary, and employment systems to make long-term labor market success a reality for all youth in the United States.

Laura Tatum, Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Cosette Hampton, Huixian (Anita) Li, & Peter Edelman

 

 

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REPORT | January 2019

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. Specifically, it analyzes the potential employment and earnings impact of postsecondary education programs in prison; identifies the millions of job openings annually that require the skills a person in prison could acquire through postsecondary education and estimates the money states would save through lower recidivism rates these postsecondary education programs would yield.

Patrick Oakford, Cara Brumfield, Casey Goldvale, Laura Tatum

 
BRIEF| February 2018

Working to Reduce Poverty: A National Subsidized Employment Proposal

A national subsidized employment program with dedicated and flexible funding streams could lead to further-reaching gains for the well-being of participating workers and their families, employers, and communities. This brief is based on the article, “Working to Reduce Poverty: A National Subsidized Employment Proposal”, a detailed policy proposal for a permanent, national subsidized employment program.

Sophie KhanKali Grant, Indivar Dutta-Gupta

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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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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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NEW REPORT | April 2018

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

The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality released “Bare Minimum: Why We Need to Raise Wages for America’s Lowest-Paid Families,” a report on working people and their struggle to make a living when paid the federal minimum wage or tips. The report makes a case for raising wages that is grounded in history, economics, and movements across the country, but particularly in the lived experience of our nation’s lowest-paid working people.

Elisa Minoff, Indi Dutta-Gupta, Kali Grant & Anita Li

FACT SHEET | October 2018

A Civil Rights Issue: The Tipped Minimum Wage & Wage Theft

Raising the minimum wage, improving wage theft protections, and eliminating the tipped minimum wage can help ensure workers’ receive their legally owed earnings and improve their economic security.

Christopher Brown, Anita Li, Indi Dutta-Gupta, Laura Tatum, Emily Chatterjee

FACT SHEET | October 2018

A Civil Rights Issue: Sexual Harassment & The Tipped Minimum Wage

Raising the minimum wage and eliminating the tipped minimum wage would empower workers to report and address sexual harassment in the workforce and would be especially beneficial to women.  

Christopher Brown, Anita Li, Laura Tatum, June Zeitlin, Arielle Atherley

FACT SHEET | April 2018

A Civil Rights Issue: The Tipped Minimum Wage & Working People of Color

Eliminating the tipped minimum wage would help redress the racial and gender iniquities that are rooted in the racist origins of the tipped minimum wage and that still exist today.

Anita Li

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.

Caregiving Jobs

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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

CAREGIVINGJOBS & EDUCATION, TAX & BENEFITS

OP-ED| February 2018

America must build a caregiving infrastructure to help our families

Executive Director Indivar Dutta-Gupta and Sarita Gupta (Jobs with Justice) make the case for investing in creating new jobs through a national caregiving infrastructure plan.

OP-ED| June 2017

Building the Caring Economy

Building the country’s caregiving infrastructure would simultaneously address two national needs: the need for care and the equally pressing need for good jobs.

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