As state and local governments seek to re-open businesses and public spaces safely, various organizations and government agencies have recommended a number of convergent data-driven criteria to guide them.
Households with children have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
May 26 2020
While there are good reasons not to rely on the tax code to promote social goals, its imbalanced treatment of spending and saving actually discourages savings and thereby poses a barrier to social capital investment. Universal savings accounts would help rectify this bias.
Joint Economic Committee Republicans generate monthly reports based on updated BLS state-level data, and each state report compiles survey data on payroll jobs and payroll changes by sector.
Volunteering continues to be a part of American culture and the efforts of individuals and mutual aid groups are playing an important role in the current pandemic.
There is a strong family affordability case for avoiding policies that increase home prices. The current slate of itemized deductions is ineffective in achieving the goal of family affordability, and the system is therefore ripe for reform.
Though a resurgence in American religious participation looks unlikely in the near term, it’s possible personal faith will continue to grow in subsequent weeks.
May 14 2020
Despite widespread media circulation of claims that the United States was significantly more lonely now than in the past, we were unable to find documentation that supported those headlines in a persuasive and rigorous fashion.
May 01 2020
By taking a pluralistic approach to education and letting a thousand flowers bloom, policymakers can make homeschooling a viable alternative for parents who desire it.
Apr 29 2020
Data released yesterday shows wedding bells are growing ever-fainter in states across America. This decline in marriage can be seen in the data even before any potential impact of the coronavirus, which is expected to lower the numbers even further due to social distancing-related delays.