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Unemployment Data by Race and Ethnicity

By Nana Adjeiwaa-Manu The findings in this quarterly update on unemployment are based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Current Population Survey. Download PDF. Employment Fragility Employment fragility is at the center of racial disparities in wealth in the United States.1 Black and Latino communities, in particular, experience higher rates of unemployment and more frequent […]

By |July 31st, 2017

More Children in Multigenerational Families Benefit from Social Security

Download the PDF. The findings in this fact sheet are based on “Overlooked But Not Forgotten: Social Security Lifts Millions More Children Out of Poverty.” As the American family changes, Social Security helps more children Social Security is typically considered a retirement plan for the elderly. However, many Americans are unaware that Social Security is […]

By |August 30th, 2016

The Hidden Beneficiaries of Social Security

Download PDF. The findings in this fact sheet are based on “Overlooked But Not Forgotten: Social Security Lifts Millions More Children Out of Poverty.” Social Security impacts more children than previously realized Social Security’s role in lifting millions of seniors out of poverty has been widely documented. However, it is also one of the federal […]

By |August 19th, 2016

Expanding Social Security: A Strategy to Strengthen Retirement Security for Vulnerable Populations and Future Generations

By Leah Smith Download PDF Social Security is a federal program of social insurance that helps protect and support American workers and their families by providing income benefits when a worker has retired, died, or become disabled. In 2014, beneficiaries included 42 million retirees and their dependents, 6 million survivors of deceased workers, and 11 […]

By |January 22nd, 2016


Click on the titles below to view infographics series associated with CGPS fact sheets and reports. We have segmented them in parts that are easy to save and share on social media. Right-click on the images to save them on your computer. Medicaid: America’s Larget Insurer Medicaid covers a quarter of the U.S. population and half of those […]

By |January 11th, 2016

Obamacare Reduces Racial Disparities in Health Coverage

By Algernon Austin Download the PDF. Press release The 2014 implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, has had a promising start in providing health insurance for all Americans. All racial groups have experienced substantial increases in their health insurance coverage. Before the ACA was enacted, people of color were much […]

By |December 16th, 2015

African American Retirement Insecurity

Download the PDF. Infographic. by Elvis Guzman and Madhulika Vulimiri African American retirees have significantly less wealth and lower incomes than White retirees. Eighty-three percent of African American seniors lack the retirement assets they need to last the remainder of their lifetimes.1 Additionally, more than two-thirds of African Americans are liquid-asset poor, meaning that their […]

By |August 28th, 2015

Why Raising the Retirement Age Would Hurt African Americans

Download the PDF. Infographic. by Elvis Guzman and Nakia Gladden Social Security is an essential social insurance program that provides economic security for U.S. workers and their families in retirement, in case of disability or death of a breadwinner. The program protects families from falling into poverty, and is especially important to vulnerable families that […]

By |July 24th, 2015

Cause & Effect: How Policy Changes Impacts Childhood Obesity

“Cause & Effect” explores how policy changes can help prevent childhood obesity and create a culture of health.

By |January 20th, 2015