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GA: Health and Aging

GA: Health and Aging

The Health and Aging research programme of The Geneva Association brings together analyses, studies, and research linked to health provision and insurance, with an emphasis on a changing demographic structure whereby the population over 60 largely exceeds that of other groups.

GA: Pensions

GA: Pensions

The Geneva Association’s Four Pillars Programme is a research programme set up with the aim of studying the key importance in the new service economy of Social Security, Insurance, Savings and Employment. The programme focuses on the future of pensions, welfare and employment.

EPI: Retirement

EPI: Retirement

The Economic Policy Institute’s retirement program examines the inequities in the current system and promotes initiatives that protect Social Security and lead to universal, secure and adequate retirement policies.

EPI: Labor Policy

EPI: Labor Policy

The Economic Policy Institute’s research reflects its belief that strong unions and employees’ rights to organize foster a strong middle class, especially in times of high unemployment and overall job insecurity.

EPI: Jobs, Wages, Living Standards

EPI: Jobs, Wages, Living Standards

The Economic Policy Institute’s thorough research in this area is as critical as ever and focuses on understanding the intricacies of high unemployment, mass underemployment, and sluggish wage growth in the U.S. labor market.

EPI: Immigration

EPI: Immigration

The Economic Policy Institute proposes comprehensive immigration reform that improves wages for American workers while helping address the needs of U.S. employers during shifting labor market conditions.

EPI: Health

EPI: Health

The Economic Policy Institute’s Health Policy Research team analyzes the U.S. health care system through the lens of low and moderate income families’ living standards, with special attention to employer-sponsored health insurance, the burden of health costs, and disparities in access and outcomes.

EPI: Education

EPI: Education

The Economic Policy Institute documents impacts of social and economic inequality on student achievement, and suggests policies to narrow outcome gaps between middle class and disadvantaged students. EPI research refutes false assumptions behind attacks on public education.

Economic Policy Institute

Economic Policy Institute

The Economic Policy Institute was created to broaden discussions about economic policy to include the needs of low and middle-income workers. EPI proposes public policies that protect and improve the economic conditions of low- and middle-income workers.

The Institute for the Study of Labor

The Institute for the Study of Labor

IZA is a private independent economic research institute focused on the analysis of global labor markets. Operating an international network of 1,100 economists and researchers in more than 40 countries, the institute provides publications and events, and advises on labor market issues.

OECD: Social and Welfare Issues

OECD: Social and Welfare Issues

The Development Centre’s Work on Poverty Reduction and Social Development reveals the cost of lack of coherence in policy making, and shows how development strategies can become more inclusive. Employment and social protection, gender equality and migration merit special attention.

PS: Human Rights Revolution

PS: Human Rights Revolution

Universal ideals of human rights increasingly guide, or are at least used to justify, the policies – including the military policies – of major powers. Project Syndicate gets to the heart of the issues with contributions from some of the world’s most distinguished statesmen and academics.

PS: Health and Medicine

PS: Health and Medicine

Medicine is being transformed by a scientific and technological revolution. Committed to identifying and presenting ideas that demand wider attention, Project Syndicate’s series of commentaries on Health and Medicine brings medical discoveries and policy issues to newspaper readers everywhere.

Project Syndicate – A World of Ideas

Project Syndicate – A World of Ideas

Project Syndicate is the world’s pre-eminent source of original op-ed commentaries. A unique collaboration of distinguished opinion makers from every corner of the globe, it provides incisive perspectives on our changing world by those who are shaping its politics, economics, science, and culture.

UN: Economic and Social Affairs

UN: Economic and Social Affairs

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs helps countries around the world to meet their economic, social and environmental challenges. DESA’s mission – to promote development for all – reflects a fundamental concern for equity and equality in all countries.

UN Development Programme

UN Development Programme

The United Nations Development Programme “is the UN’s global development network, which advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP works with countries on their solutions to development challenges.

US Nat’l Center for Education Statistics

US Nat’l Center for Education Statistics

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences.

US Institute of Education Sciences

US Institute of Education Sciences

The US Dep’t of Education, Institute of Education Sciences’ mission is to provide evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and share this information broadly. By identifying what works, what doesn’t, and why, we aim to improve educational outcomes for all students.

OECD PISA

OECD PISA

Are students well prepared for future challenges? Can they analyse, reason and communicate effectively? Do they have the capacity to continue learning throughout life? The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) answers these questions and more.

Education Policy and Governance

Education Policy and Governance

The Program on Education Policy and Governance core missions are to provide scientific training for young scholars, to foster a national community of reform-minded scientific researchers, and to produce studies that provide a scientific basis for school reform policy.

GAO: Retirement Security

GAO: Retirement Security

The GAO provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Retirement Security. Covered topics include Veterans’ Pension Benefits, 401(k) Plans, Unemployed Older Workers, Defined Contributions Plans, Defined Benefit Plans, and Private Pensions.

GAO: Justice and Law Enforcement

GAO: Justice and Law Enforcement

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Justice and Law Enforcement. Covered topics include Medicare, Border Patrol, Counterterrorism, Securities Investor Protection, Immigrant Integration, Fraud Detection, and Prisons.

GAO: Human Capital

GAO: Human Capital

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Human Capital. Covered topics include Disaster Assistance, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Private Pensions, Credit Rating Agencies, Education, Labor, and Performance Management.

GAO: Health Care

GAO: Health Care

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Health Care. Covered topics include Prescription Drugs, Medicare, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Veterans’ Health, FDA, and Group Purchasing Organisations.

GAO: Employment

GAO: Employment

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Employment. Covered topics include disability employment, workplace safety and health, defined contribution plans, private pensions, unemployment insurance, and budget and spending.

GAO: Education

GAO: Education

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Education. Covered topics include Charter Schools, Higher Education, Financial Literacy, K-12 Education, Early Child Care, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education.

GAO: Agriculture and Food

GAO: Agriculture and Food

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Agriculture and Food. Covered topics include Seafood Safety, Farms, Crops, Antibiotic Use, Homeland Security, USDA Modernization, Food Labeling, and Herbal Dietary Supplements.

Government Accountability Office

Government Accountability Office

The US Government Accountability Office is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars, its Mission is to support Congress, to improve performance, and to ensure accountability.

CBO: Disaster Relief

CBO: Disaster Relief

In the wake of large-scale natural or human-caused disasters, the federal government provides support for emergency response and recovery largely through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and by the Small Business Administration. CBO analyses the governments response policies.

CBO: Housing

CBO: Housing

The federal government plays a substantial role in the housing market including purchasing and guarantying loans from banks and other lenders, and increasing the availability of mortgages. CBO’s work assesses such policies and analyzes proposals for legislation that would affect the housing market.

CBO: Taxes

CBO: Taxes

Under current law, revenues will rise significantly from their recent low relative to GDP over the next few years as the economy recovers and tax reductions expire. CBO analyzes the budgetary and economic effects of various features of the current tax code and proposals for changes in the tax code.

CBO: Retirement

CBO: Retirement

The federal government devotes a substantial share of its budget to benefits for the nation’s retirees. Tax incentives are one of the largest preferences in the federal income tax code. CBO regularly analyzes a wide range of proposals to change those programs or those elements of the tax code.

CBO: Health Care

CBO: Health Care

Growth in spending on health care programs is one of the central fiscal challenges facing the federal government. Health care spending per person has grown faster than the nation’s economic output per person, this poses a challenge. CBO studies proposals for delivering and financing health care.

CBO: Education

CBO: Education

The federal government annually provides funding for K–12 schooling and helps students finance higher education. In the last ten years, the volume of outstanding federal student loans more than quadrupled to reach $630 billion. CBO has analyzed the costs and impact of these policies.

CBO: Poverty and Income Security

CBO: Poverty and Income Security

The share of people living in the United States in families with income below the official federal poverty threshold has fluctuated over the past several decades. CBO analyzes federal programs that aim to reduce poverty, alleviating poverty’s adverse consequences, and enhance income security.

CBO: Employment and Labor Markets

CBO: Employment and Labor Markets

CBO analyzes the causes and consequences of unemployment, the effects of the unemployment insurance program, the impact of various policy proposals that might affect employment, and other issues concerning labor markets such as people’s participation in the labor force.

CBO: Immigration

CBO: Immigration

In 2009, the US granted permanent resident status to 1.1 million people, temporary admission to 5.8 million, and citizenship to 744,000. 1 in 7 people in the US labor force are foreign-born workers. CBO analyzes trends in immigration and policy proposals that would affect immigration.

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

The Congressional Budget Office produces independent, nonpartisan, timely analysis of economic and budgetary issues to support the Congressional budget process. The agency’s nonpartisanship is evident in the reports and cost estimates its economists and policy analysts produce.

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