The following papers are highlights this week in labor market policy research:

Center for American Progress

Protecting Workers and Their Families with Paid Family Leave and Caregiving Credits: Why Social Security Should Guard Against 21st Century Economic Insecurities
Ann O’Leary

The Effects of Paid Family and Medical Leave on Employment Stability and Economic Security
Heather Boushey and Sarah Jane Glynn

The State of Communities of Color in the U.S. Economy: Still Feeling the Pain Three Years into the Recovery
Christian E. Weller, Julie Ajinkya, and Jane Farrell

Center for Economic and Policy Research

The Impact on Inequality of Raising the Social Security Retirement Age
David Rosnick and Dean Baker

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Chartbook: SNAP Helps Struggling Families Put Food On The Table


Marking Time: Black Board Participation in New York City, 2.0
John Morning

Economic Policy Institute

Medicaid Cuts in Ryan Budget Would Cost Jobs In Every State
Ethan Pollack