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A Tough Recovery by Any Measure: New Data Show Consumer Expenditures Lag for Low- and Middle-Income Families
Jared Bernstein and Jason Furman
11/28/06
Full Report: HTML, PDF, 10pp.
Fact Sheet: HTML, PDF 2pp.

African American and Latino Families Face High Rates of Hardship
Arloc Sherman
11/21/06
Full Report: HTML, PDF, 6pp.
Press Release: HTML, PDF 1pp.

Together, State Minimum Wages and State Earned Income Tax Credits Make Work Pay
Jason A. Levitis and Nicholas Johnson
Revised 11/20/06
HTML, PDF, 11pp.

Statement of Robert Greenstein, Executive Director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on the Commerce Departmentís New GDP Figures
10/27/06
HTML, PDF, 1pp.

New Data Show Extraordinary Jump in Income Concentration in 2004
Aviva Aron-Dine and Isaac Shapiro
Revised 10/13/06
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

Poverty Remains Higher, and Median Income for Non-Elderly Is Lower, Than When Recession Hit Bottom: Poor Performance Unprecedented For Four-Year Recovery Period
Revised 9/1/06
HTML, PDF, 7pp.

Nine Years of Neglect: Federal Minimum Wage Remains Unchanged for Ninth Straight Year, Falls to Lowest Level in More than Half a Century
Jared Bernstein and Isaac Shapiro
8/31/06
HTML, PDF, 7pp.

Since Last Minimum Wage Increase, Congress Has Reduced Estate Tax Burdens Eight Times: If No Further Action Is Taken, Estate Tax Exemption Will Still Increase By 2009 While Value of Minimum Wage Will Continue To Fall
Aviva Aron-Dine
Revised 8/30/06
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

The Number of Uninsured Americans Is at an All-Time High
8/29/06
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

How to Assess the Census Income and Poverty Numbers
Arloc Sherman and Robert Greenstein
8/29/06
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Latest Data on Minimum Wage Workers and Taxable Estates, by State
Joel Friedman
Revised 8/4/06
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Comparing the House Minimum Wage and Estate Tax Proposals: Who Benefits and By How Much?
Joel Friedman and Aviva Aron-Dine
Revised 8/3/06
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

The Recent Upturn in Revenues and OMB's Mid-Session Review
Aviva Aron-Dine, Joel Friedman, Richard Kogan, and Isaac Shapiro
Revised 7/14/06
HTML, PDF, 10pp.

Buying Power of Minimum Wage at 51 Year Low: Congress Could Break Record For Longest Period Without an Increase
Jared Bernstein and Isaac Shapiro
6/20/06
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

Tax Reform and Poverty
Jason Furman
4/10/06
HTML, PDF, 10pp.

Poor Measurement: New Census Report on Measuring Poverty Raises Concerns
Jared Bernstein and Arloc Sherman
3/28/06
HTML, PDF, 7pp.

Has the Safety Net For the Poor Greatly Expanded over the Last Five Years? An Examination of Heritage Foundation Claims
Robert Greenstein
3/7/06
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

New, Unnoticed CBO Data Show Capital Income Has Become Much More Concentrated at the Top
Isaac Shapiro and Joel Friedman
1/29/06
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

New CBO Data Indicate Growth in Long-Term Income Inequality Continues
Isaac Shapiro and Joel Friedman
1/29/06
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

Pulling Apart: A State-by-State Analysis of Income Trends
Jared Bernstein, Elizabeth McNichol, Karen Lyons
1/26/06
Full Report: PDF, 66pp.
Press Release: HTM, PDF, 2pp.
State Fact Sheets
State Data Tables