What Happens When We Forgive Debt from Child Support Payments?

A pilot program in San Francisco provided debt relief to parents with debt related to child support.

Five Ways the “Public Charge” Rule Is Affecting Immigrants in America

National survey estimates show how the rule dampens immigrant families' participation in programs like Medicaid and SNAP.

How Uncertainty Surrounding the “Public Charge” Rule Leads to Hardship for Immigrant Families

Interviews with 25 adults in immigrant families reveal the unique challenges posed by fear and misinformation.

Many Workers Who Experience a New Health Shock Leave the Workforce and Receive No Income Support

Each year, millions of American workers experience potentially work-limiting health shocks.

If the Early Retirement Age Changes, At-Risk Older Workers Will Need More Support

Without effective policies in place, raising the EEA or keeping the EEA at 62 and reducing benefits could create hardship for many older Americans.

San Diego Is Strengthening Its Workforce by Welcoming Immigrants

San Diego’s workforce system can help all residents, including immigrants, move up the career ladder, earn more, and find greater economic stability for their families.

A New Strategy for Improving Social Security’s Disability Determination Process

If combined with other more robust reforms, reconsideration could be a valuable step in the determination process.

More Than 250,000 Mothers Could Start Working through Expanded Child Care Subsides

A hypothetical expansion of child care subsidies could raise family incomes and reduce child poverty.

Expanding Child Care Subsidies Could Serve Two Million Additional Children

Our current child care system leaves many families unable to find or pay for high-quality child care.

More than Half a Million SNAP Recipients Could Lose Benefits over Time under Proposed Poverty Measure

The Trump administration has proposed changing how inflation is measured when setting federal poverty thresholds.