Publication Date: October 2008
Publisher: National Urban League. Policy Institute
Author(s): Mark McArdle; Renee R. Hanson; Valerie Rawlston Wilson
Research Area: Economic Inequality
Keywords: Earned Income Tax Credit; Second chance programs; Youth job training; Urban infrastructure
Coverage: United States
This report focuses on the Opportunity to Earn, a cornerstone of the National Urban League's Opportunity Compact, and describes the current state of the economy as well as proposes several specific policy recommendations that will support working Americans and provide more economic opportunity. It also details where the Presidential candidates stand on economic policy and these recommendations.