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 »
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 »
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 »
Jobs in Georgia’s Urban and Rural Regions and Counties: Changes in Distribution, Type and Quality from 2007 to 2014
CSLF Report, Publication No. 27, Sept. 13, 2016, Peter Bluestone and Mels de Zeeuw This report is an update to an earlier study on Georgia’s jobs in urban and rural regions and counties from 2000 to 2012. This new report examines the immediate outcome of the recession, which began in 2007, and the subsequent economic recovery… more »
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 »
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.
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.
CSLF Report, Publication No. 23, Jan. 26, 2016, Dick Layton This report is intended as an update to a 2004 report entitled “Policy Guide to the Evaluation and Use of Tax Allocation Districts.” Among other findings, the report shows that revenues from Atlanta’s 10 tax allocation districts (TADs) are expected to be up significantly in the… more »
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.
CSLF Brief, Publication No. 18, Oct. 6, 2015, David Sjoquist and Lakshmi Pandey This report analyzes data over a 23-year period for 31 metropolitan areas that had at least 2 million people in 2013. It finds that metro-Atlanta population and job growth has been greater compared to other metropolitan locations. However, job quality has seen the same impact.