State Policies to Promote Shared Prosperity in Cities. Brookings Institution. Solomon Greene et al. March 26, 2020
This framing paper connects three briefs in the State Policies to Promote Shared Prosperity in Cities series created by the Shared Prosperity Partnership. For additional insights, read the full briefs: How States Can Support Shared Prosperity by Promoting Human Capital Development; How States Can Support Shared Prosperity by Promoting Quality Jobs; and How States Can Support Shared Prosperity by Promoting Affordable Rental Housing. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
Meet the Millions Of Young Adults Who Are Out Of Work. Brookings Institution. Martha Ross and Natalie Holmes. April 9, 2019
Helping young people prepare to engage in work and life as
productive adults is a central challenge for any society. In theory, the path
to employment providing financial security in adulthood is simple: finish high
school, enroll in and complete college or training that is affordable and a
good fit, gain some work experience along the way, and launch a career. But
given that 17 percent of young adults ages 18 to 24 are out of work in mid to
large cities in the U.S., totaling 2.3 million young people, this path does not
appear to work equally well for all, particularly in light of the effects of
the Great Recession and the declining rates of employment among teens and young
adults since about 2000. [Note: contains copyrighted
[PDF format, 36 pages].
Infographic, methods and data sources, and data appendix can be downloaded here – https://www.brookings.edu/research/young-adults-who-are-out-of-work/
Public Funding for Job Training at the State and Local Level: An Examination of Massachusetts, Texas, and Washington. Urban Institute. Kelly S. Mikelson, Ian Hecker. June 14, 2018
To provide a more complete picture of federal, state, and local job training investments, this report describes public expenditures for three states—Massachusetts, Texas, and Washington—and five cities—Austin, Boston, Houston, Seattle, and Worcester. Compared with the federally-funded Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, state and local investments in workforce training and related services is substantial, in some cases surpassing federal funding. States and localities demonstrate six strategies to manage funding—seeking diverse revenue sources, leveraging public- and private-funding, braiding and blending funding, using dedicated fees for training, funding sector-based training initiatives, and collaborating and coordinating to fill training gaps. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
[PDF format, 77 pages].