The Future of Work: Education & Workforce Gaps Affecting Colorado Women

Women make up the majority of postsecondary students and degree earners, but many still find themselves funneled into careers with low pay and little opportunity for advancement.

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Older Adults in Colorado’s Workforce

In a new brief, we explore the importance of older adults in the workforce and opportunities to bolster this part of Colorado's economy.

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Universal Portable Benefits State Scan

Colorado has already taken some action to develop its own unique universal portable benefits system, but we can, and must, do more. Learning from other states can help.

What to Know About Colorado’s Caring Workforce

The people who care for and teach our kids and support the needs of our aging loved ones are as much a part of our economy as those who benefit from these services.

Caring for Our Caring Workforce: Strengthening Colorado’s ECE Workforce

What's being done and what can be done to strengthen Colorado's early childhood care and education workforce?

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Our Caring Workforce: Understanding Colorado’s Early Childhood Education Workers

High-quality early childhood education is crucial and not possible without supporting the educators who provide this care.

For-Profit Schools: Bad Actors in Higher Education

For-profit schools reflect another flaw in the higher education system, thanks to their negative impact on the student debt crisis.

Denver Workers in Minimum & Low-Wage Jobs

Our research shows a higher local minimum wage in Denver would likely help over 116,000 workers. Find out more in our latest brief.

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The Effects of Student Loan Payment Plans

Minimal regulation over student loan servicers and lax administration of payment plans are worsening the student debt crisis.

The Economic Scale of Student Debt

The impacts on higher education and labor markets, as well as the financial well-being of future generations reflect the scale of the student debt crisis.

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