In this section there are research publications from a variety of sources on topics relevant to creating economic stability for families and communities. The research topics include asset development, economic security, tax policy, work support programs, and work and wages.
Research was compiled as a resource on the Economic Stability Indicator to demonstrate the facts and figures behind programs and policies that work and the areas for improvement. The goal of this research section is to generate evidence-based policy and program solutions to increase economic stability for families and communities.
If you have suggestions for research items to be posted on the site, please e-mail them to Stephanie Hogenson at

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