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The Loss of the Middle Class

Posted On April 11, 2017

CSLF Report, Publication No. 33, April 11, 2017, Chandrayee Chatterjee, Lakshmi Pandey and David Sjoquist This study provides a brief but detailed analysis of the shrinking middle class in every U.S. state between 2000 and 2013. It includes a descriptive table summarizing the change in share of low-income and high-income households for all 50 states… more »

Outcomes and Characteristics of TANF Leavers

Posted On March 28, 2017

CSLF Report, Publication No. 32. March 15, 2017, Carolyn Bourdeaux and Lakshmi Pandey This study examines the characteristics of Georgians who exit the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF), focusing on the population that left TANF after the recession (2009-15). Data is highlighted for short- and long-term outcomes, including whether participants were able to… more »

Welcoming Cities: Immigration Policy at the Local Government Level

Posted On September 13, 2016

CSLF Report, Publication No. 28, Sept. 13, 2016, Xi Huang and Cathy Yang Liu As of July 2015, 50 cities in 31 states had joined an initiative called Welcoming America’s Welcoming Cities, a national grassroots cooperative for immigrant-welcoming communities to share resources and ideas. In this new study, researchers examine these cities’ characteristics, as well as… more »

Employment and Wage Trends in Manufacturing

Posted On August 2, 2016

CSLF Report, Publication No. 26, Aug. 2, 2016, Dave Sjoquist This report explores trends in employment and wages in manufacturing, focusing on the period since 1996 when the decline in Georgia manufacturing jobs began. The trends are then compared to the United States. As of 2014, manufacturing jobs accounted for less than 7 percent of employment… more »

Georgia’s Community Improvement Districts

Posted On June 27, 2016

CSLF Report, Publication No. 25. June 24, 2016, Lindsay Kuhn, Sarah Larson and Carolyn Bourdeaux In a new report, researchers examine the landscape of Georgia’s community improvement districts (CIDs), focusing on their evolution and key characteristics, as well as providing an in-depth analysis of five select districts.

A Description of the Film Tax Credit and Film Industry in Georgia

Posted On February 23, 2016

FRC Report, Publication No. 280. Feb. 23, 2016, Oronde Small and Laura Wheeler In a new brief, researchers provide a detailed description of Georgia’s film tax credit, a review of the incentive’s significant features compared to those offered by other states, and a snapshot of the industry in Georgia compared to the rest of the nation.

Education and Workforce Development in Georgia

Posted On December 3, 2015

CSLF Brief, Publication No. 24, Dec. 3, 2015, Peter Bluestone, Carolyn Bourdeaux and Nicholas Warner This brief, prepared for the Metro Atlanta Chamber, examines governmental funding for education and workforce development in Georgia, including pre-K, K-12, higher education and federal job training.