Category: Policy & Research

Research, analysis, criticism and policies on topics of importance to progressive thinkers in Connecticut

Huge Disparities Widen — Hurting Economy

Report: CT’s low-income jobs on the rise —PATRICIA DADDONA— Hartford Business Journal– Connecticut’s share of low-income jobs has ticked up by 1.3 percentage points since 2011, according to a report from New Haven-based Connecticut Voices for Children. According to the…

Stress at work — Study Proves the Obvious

Study shows many in U.S. face a ‘pressured and hectic’ workplace Aug 20, 2017 WASHINGTON (AP) — The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile. So concludes an in-depth study of 3,066 U.S. workers by the Rand Corp., Harvard…

CRISIS — Care4Kids is being Destroyed

Update: Care4Kids Slots Continue to Decrease posted by Kayla Goldfarb – CAHS From May 2016 to May 2017, Connecticut continued to lose child care slots for low-income families and children, with more than 5,100 slots lost to cut backs in just one…

Trump Trying to Dismantle Investment Protections for Retirees

Act to Protect the retirement security of millions of working people Submit your letter! by: Economic Policy Institute Submit a comment to the Department of Labor today to protect the hard-earned retirement savings of current and future retirees. Donald Trump’s Secretary…