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Balanced Step-by-Step Immigration Reform Can Increase GDP, Reduce Budget Deficit

Immigration / Press Release May 21, 2015

Step-by-step immigration reform can have a powerful positive effect on the economy if it addresses multiple aspects of the immigration system.

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Assembling the Pieces: The Economics of Step-by-Step Immigration Reform

Immigration / Research May 21, 2015

BPC’s study establishes a basis to assess the macroeconomic and fiscal implications of different approaches to immigration reform.

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Younger Generation Faces a Savings Deficit

Economy / News November 9, 2014

After a flirtation with thrift after the recession, young Americans have stopped saving. Adults under age 35—the so-called millennial generation—currently have a savings rate of negative 2%, meaning they are burning through their assets or going into debt, according to…

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John Chen on immigration policy: An annual April Fool’s joke on U.S. companies

Immigration / News April 16, 2014

A technology-driven economy requires a labor force with a strong complement of highly skilled workers trained in the “STEM” fields: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Immigration Reform vs. Enforcement Alone

Immigration / Research November 21, 2013

An enforcement-only approach would harm the economy. This policy would reduce GDP by 5.7 percent over the next 20 years.

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The Economics of Immigration Reform

Immigration / Research October 29, 2013

Effective immigration reform can be a powerful instrument of economic revitalization.

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Bipartisan Policy Center Infographic Shows Impact of Student Loan Debt on Housing Recovery

Housing / Press Release June 27, 2013

Total outstanding student loan debt topped $1 trillion in 2012, spurring concerns about whether rising debt levels will depress new household formation and delay a full housing recovery.

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Student Loan Debt and the Housing Recovery

Housing / Research June 27, 2013

Outstanding student loan debt has topped $1 trillion, spurring concerns that rising debt will depress new household formation and delay the housing recovery.

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What We’re Reading: May 22

Michael Stubel / Blog May 22, 2013

Throughout the week, the BPC Housing Commission highlights news items that address critical developments in housing policy. Any views expressed in the content posted on this forum do not necessarily represent the views of the Commission, its co-chairs or the…

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What We’re Reading: January 7

Michael Stubel / Blog January 7, 2013

Throughout the week, the BPC Housing Commission highlights news items that address critical developments in housing policy. Any views expressed in the content posted on this forum do not necessarily represent the views of the Commission, its co-chairs or the…

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