Should Congress take a page from the gainful employment playbook?

Gainful employment data suggest that Congress should rethink its approach to holding all colleges accountable for their graduates' debt-to-earnings ratio.

Why do more New Englanders receive Disability Insurance benefits for mental disorders?

The demographics and economy of New England may lead more people there to receive Disability Insurance (DI) benefits for mental disorders.

Efforts to reform the Disability Insurance program should start now

More than 12 million Americans receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, but the program’s trust fund is projected to be exhausted in 2023.

So, do private school vouchers work?

A recent Supreme Court ruling and two studies of existing school voucher programs in Louisiana and Indiana may pave the way for more voucher programs.

The strengths and weaknesses of new study on Seattle’s minimum wage increases

A study on Seattle's minimum wage used high-quality data that also limit what kinds of analysis are possible.

For the real story on disability, look at the data

A recent article in a national paper fails to tell the complete story on disabilities, poverty, and the government programs that support disabled people.

For socially isolated seniors, Meals on Wheels delivers more than food

Meals on Wheels, which faces deep funding cuts, supports the physical and mental health of 2.4 million seniors across America.

Asian American seniors are often left out of the national conversation on poverty

A growing population of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander seniors lack the financial resources of their younger counterparts.

What would happen to SNAP if proposed $191 billion cut became law?

The president's budget lists four strategies to cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by $191 billion over 10 years.

Would six weeks of paid parental leave be a good step forward?

The president’s budget includes a proposal to provide working parents six weeks of paid leave after childbirth or adoption.