Asset and Wealth Development
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Lack of Protection for Home Care Workers: Overtime Pay and Minimum Wage
This brief examines overtime hours and hourly wages among home health aides and personal care aides (many of whom are not currently covered by the FLSA), and compares them with hospital aides and nursing home aides, a group that is typically covered by the FLSA.
Weathering the Recession: The Financial Crisis and Family Wealth Changes in Low-Income Neighborhoods
Assets help families meet short-term needs and attain long-term goals, assisting them in weathering financial crises — job loss or unexpected bills — and realizing goals such as owning a home, financing retirement or investing in higher education or a small business. The recent financial crisis has shown both the importance of asset building and that it is by no means a risk-free proposition. This report sheds more light on how families have fared during the Great Recession, looking more closely at those living in low-income neighborhoods who may see disproportionate effects from the crisis due to targeted subprime lending, less access to traditional credit sources and higher unemployment rates. It uses the variation in household and neighborhood characteristics within and across several low-income neighborhoods that were part of the Foundation’s Making Connections initiative to identify the families most affected by the crisis and examines the relationship between household and place characteristics and changes in wealth.
Skin in the Games: Who Really Pays Arizona Taxes?
In political talking points, the phrase “everyone should have skin in the game” is being used to push unfair revenue schemes around the country.This project translates the complex world of state fiscal policy into credible and timely information that is used by policy makers, community activists and the media.
The Re-Emergence of Concentrated Poverty: Metropolitan Trends in the 2000s
An analysis of data on neighborhood poverty suggests that the strong economy of the late 1990s did not permanently resolve the challenge of concentrated poverty. The slower economic growth of the 2000s, followed by the worst downturn in decades, led to increases in neighborhoods of extreme poverty once again.
Building Assets, Strengthening Families in Baltimore
This report provides an overview of the key components of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s financial stability activities for low-income families in Baltimore and, increasingly, the state of Maryland. It is a case study of how this multipronged strategy has been developed and implemented in Baltimore and offers insights for others doing this important work in their communities.