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Reality is Likely to be Far Less Rosy

Reality is Likely to be Far Less Rosy

Reality is likely to be less rosy... Some economists are hoping that inflation has peaked and will tick down in the coming months, after the pace of inflation slowed slightly in April. But Erik Randolph, director of research for the Georgia Center For Opportunity...

Why Nonprofits Should Care and What to Do

Why Nonprofits Should Care and What to Do

Key Takeaways: Welfare cliffs and marriage penalties are discouraging people from work and forming families. The cliffs and penalties may mean that our clients are locked into poverty for much longer than they would be otherwise and despite our best efforts. GCO has...

U.S. Gross Domestic Product Update

U.S. Gross Domestic Product Update

U.S. Gross Domestic Product update U.S. Gross Domestic Product declined at a 1.4% rate in the first quarter of 2022. The numbers surprised economists, who had predicted a 1% gain.The Georgia Center for Opportunity's (GCO) take: "The tab is coming due for all the...

An epidemic of teen depression (and what to do about it)

An epidemic of teen depression (and what to do about it)

An epidemic of teen depression (and what to do about it) Key Takeaways: In the last 10 years, the number of teens identifying as having "experienced persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness" doubled. School connectedness was a key barometer of how well teens...

New Research Predicts Long-Term Pain for Labor Market

New Research Predicts Long-Term Pain for Labor Market

Long-term pain for labor market due to the COVID-19 pandemic New research predicts long-term pain for the labor market due to around 3 million workers who plan to remain permanently sidelined over concerns of physical illness or physical impairment due to the COVID-19...

Georgia Unemployment Rate: Lowest Record Since 1976

Georgia Unemployment Rate: Lowest Record Since 1976

State unemployment rate stands at a record low On Friday, April 15th, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released state employment numbers for Georgia. They show that our state unemployment rate stands at a record low of 3.1%, the lowest since the BLS began tracking...

Passed: House Bill 517

Passed: House Bill 517

The Georgia General Assembly passed a bill, which increases the cap on our state's Tax Credit Scholarship Program On Monday, the Georgia General Assembly passed House Bill 517, which increases the cap on our state's Tax Credit Scholarship Program from $100 million to...

State Unemployment Rate Stands At a Record Low of 3.2%,

State Unemployment Rate Stands At a Record Low of 3.2%,

Unemployment rate stands at a record low of 3.2% On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released state employment numbers for Georgia. They show that our state unemployment rate stands at a record low of 3.2%, the lowest since the BLS began tracking in 1976....

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Georgia Senate kills school-choice bill | The Center Square

The Georgia Senate has killed a bill that would have allowed Georgians to put taxpayer money toward the cost of private school tuition. Senate Bill 601, the Georgia Educational Freedom Act, would have created state-funded Promise Scholarships of up to $6,000 a year....

Building Resilient Communities so All Children can Thrive

More now than ever, major corporations are making an impact beyond providing great products and customer service. They are also giving back and creating more opportunities for the communities they serve. Over and above just turning on the lights, Georgia Power is...

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Georgia's Welfare System Reference Guide

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An Alternative To Incarceration

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A High Price To Pay

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Increasing Employment Opportunities For Ex-Offenders

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Prisoner Reentry | The State of Corrections

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Prisoner Reentry

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Increasing Access to Quality Healthcare for Low-Income Uninsured Georgians

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Disincentives for Work and Marriage in Georgia's Welfare System White Paper

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Disincentives for Work and Marriage in Georgia's Welfare SystemExecutive Summary

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