Researchers, advocates, policymakers, and government agencies all rely on data to improve the socioeconomic outcomes of working people. Without comprehensive measures, it becomes difficult to gauge the growing challenges facing historically marginalized populations like low-wage workers.
Statement from Olivia Golden about the likely damage to the 2020 Census by the decision to stop the field data collection a month early.
Tanya Goldman was quoted about expansion of paid leave rule: "This is a significant victory for working people."
"Workers with low wages are most in need of paid leave," said Tanya Goldman, a former Labor Department policy adviser who's now an attorney at the nonprofit Center for Law and Social Policy.
Based on our work with states to shape their responses to the immediate and long-term recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, CLASP developed the following framework that underscores the need for policymakers to be thoughtful and use racial equity as a central consideration when making decisions.
Policymakers can support young workers through the pandemic by expanding the EITC to encompass more childless workers and increase monthly benefit.
CLASP report was referenced about $9.6 billion needed for child care during the pandemic "to avoid permanent closures and economic destabilization."
CLASP and the Harvard Law School Labor and Worklife Program created a toolkit describing how to use media coverage and public disclosure to improve policy outcomes.