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RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

Sep 22, 2016
Happy National Centenarians Day! Today we celebrate people age 100 and older. According to the Colorado State Demography Office, our centenarian population is projected to grow from approximately 900 residents in 2015 to 2,400 by the year 2030. That’s roughly the population of Telluride. While it represents only a fraction of a percentage of the...
Sep 21, 2016
recent article on statistical analysis website FiveThirtyEight reinforced an important message about rising college tui...
Sep 20, 2016
Economists for the legislature and governor presented their estimates for the economy and future state revenues to the Joint Budget Committee this morning. Below are four thing...
Sep 15, 2016
The Bell Policy Center identifies, researches and advocates for the ideas that build and sustain economic opportunity in Colorado. Each election cycle, we examine the statewide ballot measures and make recommendations based on the values that drive our work.  
Sep 14, 2016
New research commissioned by Colorado’s Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging (SAPGA) shows that informal caregivers pay a hefty price to do this important work — $3.7 billion in 2015 or...
Sep 12, 2016
At a time when Colorado is making significant efforts to close our state’s skills gap — that is, the gap between the number of jobs requiring postsecondary skills and the people with the education and training to fill them — helping “post-traditional” working-age adults succeed in postsecondary education is more important than ever....
Sep 9, 2016
By Chris Stiffler, Economist, Colorado Fiscal Institute With assistance from The Bell Policy Center, Colorado Center on Law and Policy and S.A. Wilhelm Consulting This brief critiques a study produced by Eric Fruits, an economist hired by the Common Sense Policy Roundtable, a conservative and business-aligned organization in Colorado. Fruits’ s...
Jul 6, 2016
Closing the skills gap between the jobs that employers need to fill and the individuals trained to fill them remains a key goal of workforce development efforts at both the state and federal levels. But developing effective programs to accomplish this goal can be a challenge. A...
Jul 6, 2016
Mothers’ increased working hours have helped stabilize and boost family income, according to a new issue brief. The brief from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, “Working mothers with infants...
Jul 5, 2016
A new report on the status of Social Security and Medicare programs shows that there has been almost no change in the status of Social Security in the last year. A shortfall still exists, according to the Trustees of the Social Security Trust Funds, but this shortfall remains...

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