Nine tips for engaging home-based child care providers in research

As states roll out new training initiatives for home-based providers, they also seek to learn more about their goals and needs.

A new law could help the government rely on evidence to improve programs

The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act is a step toward strengthening how the federal government uses evidence.

The shutdown through the lens of families and children

The shutdown has disrupted much more than government services, as thousands of families now face mounting instability.

Amid the shutdown, how many federal workers are also family caregivers?

Thirty-six percent of federal employees report having child care responsibilities, and 14 percent report having responsibilities for an adult with special needs.

What would $5.7 billion fund for America’s children?

With $5.7 billion, the federal government could quintuple the amount it spends on job training programs for youth.

What regions have more delinquent auto loan debt?

In some counties, the delinquency rate for auto debt is as high as 55 percent for borrowers with a subprime credit score.

Four reasons to thank a child care provider this holiday season

Interviews with child care providers show how they help low-income parents stay employed.

Apprenticeships can help a divided Congress find common ground on economic mobility

Apprenticeships could provide millions of Americans with rewarding job and training opportunities—a shared goal of nearly every policymaker.

Algorithms risk perpetuating bias in hiring. How can employers use them to make hiring more inclusive?

Amazon reportedly discovered that its artificial intelligence–based hiring tool developed a bias against women.

Are median incomes actually stagnating? How we calculate housing costs affects the answer

Researchers calculating income growth by adjusting for inflation rarely offset increases in income for homeowners.