The Wealth Gap by Gender and Race

A research brief from the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and Insight Center for Community Economic Development – Women, Race & Wealth – examines the wealth inequality gap across both gender and race. The data shows that single young women (under 40), regardless of race and education, begin adulthood with very little wealth. However, looking…

Coming Together for Children in Immigrant Families

Children of immigrants face a range of risks and unique vulnerabilities,  exacerbated by recent policy changes, executive actions, and rhetoric. Two new reports issued by CLASP focus on the immediate and long-term consequences on young children in immigrant families and provide recommendations for supporting immigrant families and placing children’s health and well-being front and center.  CLASP will be…

Tax Refunds Enable Healthcare Spending

It’s tax season and many households are waiting on their tax refund to pay down debt or for spending on necessities. A recent report from the JPMorgan Chase Institute  investigates how tax refunds, as a specific cash infusion, impact the timing of out-of-pocket healthcare spending. Drawing on the JPMC Institute Healthcare Out-of-Pocket Spending Panel data set,…

State EITC Policies Can Impact Recidivism Rates

New research from Rutgers Professor Amanda Agan and Clemson Professor Michael Makowsky – The Minimum Wage, EITC, and Criminal Recidivism – finds that minimum wage policies and the availability of state EITCs can have an impact on recidivism rates. Examining administrative prison release records from almost six million offenders released over 14 years, the researchers found that…