Category Archives: Reports

New Report: “World Inequality Report 2018”

wir2018-full-report-english-fcb06190New Report: “World Inequality Report 2018” [Note: this is a very professionally done report with big “coordinator” scholars behind it and has great charts.]

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New Report: “America’s Rental Housing 2017”

New Report: Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, America’s Rental Housing 2017 (2017).

New Report: “Extending Temporary Status for El Salvador: Country Conditions and U.S. Legal Requirements”

CerroVerde 5New Report: Jayesh Rathod et al., Extending Temporary Status for El Salvador: Country Conditions and U.S. Legal Requirements, CLALS Working Paper Series No. 17, SSRN, Dec. 21, 2017.

New Report: “The Souls of Poor Folks: A Preliminary Report”

New Report: Institute for Policy Studies, The Souls of Poor Folks: A Preliminary Report (Dec. 2017) [note: the report was written in support of the Poor People’s Campaign]

“Statement on Visit to the USA, by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights”

Here.

-Thanks to Billie Jo Kaufman for the heads up!

New Report: “Modeling the Macroeconomic Effects of a Universal Basic Income”

New Report: Michalis Nikiforos et al., Modeling the Macroeconomic Effects of a Universal Basic Income, Roosevelt Institute, Aug. 2017.

New Report: “Economic Justice in America: Fifty Years After the Kerner Report” by Joseph Stiglitz

New Report: Joseph Stiglitz, Economic Justice in America: Fifty Years After the Kerner Report, Roosevelt Institute, 11/30/2017.

New Report: “Extending Temporary Protected Status for Honduras: Country Conditions and U.S. Legal Requirements”

New Report: Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS) at
American University et al., Extending Temporary Protected Status for Honduras: Country Conditions and U.S. Legal Requirements (Nov. 2017). Abstract below:

In January 1999, the U.S. government announced the designation of Honduras for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This designation was premised on the significant disruptions and damage caused by Hurricane Mitch, which had ravaged Honduras in late October 1998. TPS for Honduras has been extended over the years, and the current period of designation is set to expire in early January 2018. In the current political moment, there is concern about whether this TPS designation will be extended once again.

This report provides a background on TPS, and also undertakes a detailed examination of the justifications offered over the years for extending TPS for Honduras. Each of these past extension decisions concluded, as required by the TPS statute, that Honduras is not able to adequately handle the return of its nationals who are residing in the U.S. with TPS. Our analysis reveals that the U.S. government has premised these past extension decisions on six categories of factors: climate and environment; economy; infrastructure; public health; safety and security; and governance.

The report proceeds to assess these same factors in present-day Honduras. Honduras remains extremely vulnerable to natural disasters, which have compromised the country’s infrastructure and stalled recovery efforts. Serious challenges persist for the Honduran economy, including high levels of unemployment and underemployment. Honduras also suffers from a severe shortage of housing, higher-than-average levels of food insecurity, and limited capacity in the health sector. Finally, the security situation in Honduras continues to deteriorate, fueling displacement, and placing strains on a government already weakened by corruption and impunity. These findings compel the conclusion that TPS for Honduras should be extended.

New Report: “The 2017 Distressed Communities Index”

New Report: Economic Innovation Group, The 2017 Distressed Communities Index, 2017. There is also a great zip code explorer map tool that would be great to share with students (and use).

-Thanks to Billie Jo Kaufman for the heads up!

New Reports: “Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2016”

New Report: U.S. Census Bureau, “Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2016” (Released Sept. 12, 2017). Summary here. The Income and Poverty in the United States: 2016 Report is available here. The Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2016 Report is available here. Finally, The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2016 Report is available here.