This report was co-authored by Education Analyst Ashley Young and Senior Analyst, Worker Justice & Criminal Legal Systems, Ray Khalfani. Executive Summary The education-to-workforce bridge is one of many critical pathways to economic security for Georgians. However, policy
Tag: Economic Security
In 2018, GBPI launched People-Powered Prosperity (PPP), an economic vision and policy agenda for Georgia focused on leveraging the state’s most powerful economic asset—its people. PPP detailed a plan for how state leaders could pursue strategies to help all Georgians
In 2021, GBPI reflected on the unequal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on economic security for Black women and Latinas. On May 11, the national public health emergency, which was declared more than three years ago, officially expires. During the
Since last summer, thousands of Georgians have turned to food banks, kitchens and shelters in order to make up for the loss of extra federal food stamp benefits that kept them from going hungry during the worst of the pandemic.
New reentry program aims to help Henry County inmates; Proposed legislation could negatively impact Georgia’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund
Ray Khalfani, Georgia Budget Policy Institute’s Senior Worker Justice Policy Analyst, discusses how HB 518 and SB 160 could potentially risk the solvency of Georgia’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund with Rose Scott. Hear the full discussion on WABE.
What is Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or TANF? TANF is the state’s cash assistance program that supports families with children and with very low incomes. Parents must meet certain requirements, like work requirements, to qualify for the program. TANF
Despite strides to improve the employment prospects of Georgians who have contact with the criminal legal system, state policy choices have counteracted those strides, demonstrating how much we undervalue and disinvest in Georgia workers. This disinvestment is magnified as Georgia’s
Georgia’s history is fraught with violence against Black women. Deriving from the painful origins of slavery, where Black women were forced into pregnancy and childbirth by their enslavers, we find ourselves in an eerily familiar landscape where women are denied
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the cash assistance program to families with children and with very low incomes, should help stabilize any family, Black, Brown or white, when they experience a life challenge like a job loss. Yet TANF
Unequal Recovery: How the COVID-19 Pandemic has Impacted Economic Security for Black Women and Latinas
Nearly two years into a global public health crisis, most people are experiencing some degree of pandemic burnout, but COVID-19 and its ensuing economic effects have not impacted everyone equally. People who were systematically marginalized before the pandemic are bearing