Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people's lives. In order for citizens to effectively exercise their voices in a democracy, they should be informed about the problems and choices that they face. CEPR is committed to presenting issues in an accurate and understandable manner, so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options.

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Friday, July 24, 2020
Analysis Shows Impact of Pandemic on Employment of Disabled People
As the pandemic sparks widespread unemployment in the US, a new analysis , published today by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), shows the impact it has on the employment of people with disabilities. Even before the pandemic, there was an employment gap between those with and...
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Friday, July 17, 2020
New Analysis of Pandemic-Related Job Loss To Multiple Jobholders
Before the pandemic, the trend of workers holding more than one job was rising. Since the pandemic, unemployment has risen, and the number of workers with multiple jobs has fallen precipitously. Multiple Jobholders: Who Are They and How Are They Impacted by the Pandemic? , released today by the...
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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Proposed Vacation Tax Credit Exposes Vacation Inequality
As the summer heat cranks up, the idea of a federal tax credit of up to $8,000 for vacation expenses sounds good. But the proposed tax credit is nonrefundable so that most working-class people would receive no or only modest benefits from it. In a new analysis released by the Center for Economic...
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020
New CEPR and Oxfam America Paper Details the Urgent Need for a Major Allocation of IMF Reserve Assets to Assist Developing Countries Dealing with the Pandemic
A new issue brief from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) and Oxfam America explains how Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), the International Monetary Fund’s reserve assets, work and how they can play a vital role in containing the global COVID-19 pandemic and stabilizing the world...
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Sunday, June 07, 2020
New York Times and New Report Confirm CEPR Analysis Refuting OAS Claims of Flawed Bolivian Election Results
Nearly eight months after incumbent Bolivian president Evo Morales was ousted in a coup d’etat amid allegations of electoral fraud, The New York Times reports that the Organization of American States’ (OAS) claims of fraud in the November 2019 general elections “relied on incorrect data and...
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Thursday, May 28, 2020
Pandemic Devastates Youth Employment, Relief Policies Offer Little Help
Employment rates for young people had yet to fully rebound from the Great Recession when the pandemic hit and youth employment plunged downward again. A new analysis, published today by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), shows recent employment rates for 16 to 24-year-olds have...
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Friday, May 15, 2020
Social Security Fully Funded Through 2034, Assuming No Changes
In a new analysis of the Social Security Trustees Report, the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) concludes that Social Security benefits are fully funded through 2034. In the analysis by CEPR Program Associate Sarah Rawlins, the program does have a projected shortfall equal to 3.21...
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Friday, May 08, 2020
Mother’s Day: Nearly 7.5 Million Mothers in Industries on the Pandemic’s Frontline
This Sunday is the first Mother’s Day celebrated during this global pandemic. In the United States, nearly 7.5 million⁠ workers in industries on the pandemic’s frontline are mothers caring for minor children, according to a new analysis released today by the Center for Economic and Policy Research...
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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
New Data Reveals Scope of Meatpacking Industry Workers Impacted by Continued Plant Operations
A presidential executive order demanding meat processing companies remain open, even as they become a hotspot of coronavirus deaths, directly impacts 194,000 frontline meatpacking workers in the Animal Slaughtering and Processing Industry. According to the Center for Economic and Policy Research (...
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Tuesday, April 28, 2020
New CEPR Analysis Shows 232 Likely Ice Air Deportation Flights to Latin America and the Caribbean During Pandemic So Far
New analysis from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) shows that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) likely has carried out at least 232 deportation flights to Latin American and Caribbean countries since February 3, 2020, just after the Trump administration declared a public...
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