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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level School District
State(s) All States
Source Center for Democracy & Technology
Policy Areas Education, Data & Technology
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many school districts have introduced student activity monitoring software and other digital tools aimed at facilitating remote classroom management and driving student engagement. Though helpful, these tools can also be intrusive. This report examines...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Housing, Public Safety
This report evaluates California's looming retirement crisis. The study finds most California seniors are unprepared for retirement facing high costs of living and with low pension or 401K attainment....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) California
Source Williams Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Health, Food
This report describes characteristics of LGBT adults in California in relation to their vulnerability to economic harm from the COVID-19 pandemic. Key findings of the report show that about 612,000 LGBT Californians were living below 200% of the federal poverty level prior to the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Education, Health, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families
It is widely acknowledged that hospitals and universities are anchor institutions - that is, place-based institutions that are tied to their location by reason of mission, invested capital, or relationships to customers or employees and hence have a vested interest in improving the...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2006
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Education
This brieft outlines the challenges facing LA in terms of good jobs and poverty. It outlines how the city can combate urband poverty by creating good jobs....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Children & Families
In offsetting federal income and payroll taxes and supplementing the earnings of low-wage workers across the country, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the most effective anti-poverty programs in the U.S. However, the EITC provides little or no benefits to workers without...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source Institute for Policy Studies
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety
Poor people, especially people of color, face a far greater risk of being fined, arrested, and even incarcerated for minor offenses than other Americans. A broken taillight, an unpaid parking ticket, a minor drug offense, sitting on a sidewalk, or sleeping in a park can all result...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development
For more than two centuries, corporations have extracted enormous wealth from the Appalachian region for the profit of owners and shareholders, leaving the area with high rates of poverty, unemployment and low wages. To navigate around these issues, along with the severely changing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement, Education, Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families
As the community foundation field reaches the century mark and faces growing pressure on its business model, many communities at the same time are struggling with economic distress. To meet these converging challenges, an innovative group of community foundations are beginning to...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Education, Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families
Anchor institutions are place-based entities such as universities and hospitals that are tied to their surroundings by mission, invested capital, or relationships to customers, employees, and vendors. These local human and economic relationships link institution well-being to that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2006
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety
This report highlights how commerical offices in LA using low road security contractors contribute both to poverty in the city and decreased public safety....

Type Ordinance
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance establishes a new Wage Enforcement Division within the Bureau of Contract Administration of the Department of Public Works, to enforce violations of wage theft in Los Angeles, establish penalties, and grant authority to the City of Los Angeles Police Commission to deny,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State, National
State(s) All States
Source Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families
The first three years of life are the most sensitive for a child’s developing brain and body. Exposure to chronic stressors during these years can lead to physical, cognitive, and emotional health problems in the future that can be costly for families and society to navigate. This...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level County, National
State(s) All States
Source Williams Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Food
LGBTQ people in the United States report high rates of food insecurity. Through questionnaire data and in-depth interviews with low-income LGBTQ people, this report documents their experiences with food insecurity, the challenges they face when accessing and using programs designed...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
We estimate the effects of Wal-Mart stores on county-level retail employment and earnings, accounting for endogeneity of the location and timing of Wal-Mart openings that most likely biases the evidence against finding adverse effects of Wal-Mart stores. We address the endogeneity...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Coalition Of Urban Serving Universities
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement, Education, Health, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families
In the past quarter century, universities have committed themselves to greater engagement in their communities. They are increasingly seen as "anchor" institutions - whose physical presence is integral to the social, cultural, and economic wellbeing of the community. Urban-based universities...

Type Ordinance
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This revision to the city's Living Wage Ordinance strengthens and extends the ordinance. In particular, it states that a higher wage for airport employees and employees of City lessees and licensees is needed to reduce turnover and retain a qualified and stable workforce....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
We examine how within-firm skill premia - wage differentials associated with jobs involving different skill requirements - vary both across firms and over time. Our firm-level results mirror patterns found in aggregate wage trends, except that we find them with regard to increases...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Education, Health, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families
For generations, cities have been places where people of every background have sought opportunity. But as urban economies have evolved in recent decades, our cities have experienced sharp growth in economic disparities, and many communities have suffered. Addressing these disparities...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Community Development, Public Spaces, Finance & Procurement, Children & Families, Health, Democracy & Governance, Education
The intensification of economic inequality, one of the defining issues of our times, has many causes, ranging from the weakening of labor unions to the decimation of inheritance taxes. This report argues that another factor belongs on the list: subsidies given by state and local governments...

Type Ordinance
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Colorado
Source City and County of Denver
Policy Areas Public Safety
The Support Team Assisted Response (STAR) Program deploys Emergency Response Teams that include Emergency Medical Technicians and Behavioral Health Clinicians to engage individuals experiencing crises related to mental health issues, poverty, homelessness, and substance abuse. This...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level County
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
The report evaluating census data finds that LA County has some of the highest rates of working poverty in the country. This analysis breaks down poverty rates by industry as well....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Health
Poverty is a barrier to health, as wealthy people live longer. The reasons are that poverty causes stress, low-income communities are less safe, poor people are more likely exposed to pollution, transportation is inconvenient, and poor access health care. Segregation and racism can...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Housing, Public Safety
This study based on a survey of 300 workers at LAX found that the airlines used contractors who put the security and health of the public at risk, while failing to provide adequate services to passangers with disabilities. Furthermore, these contractors fail to provide workers with...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development
The Commission on Community Action & Economic Opportunity is composed of leaders who work at the local and regional levels throughout Michigan to promote economic opportunity. Through their Forums across the state, they hear directly from people struggling to avoid or recover from...

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