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Actionable Agenda for the Future of Work & LearningWhen implemented, these changes can lead to better outcomes for Coloradans who have been historically disadvantaged, while also helping build a workforce that is better prepared, more resilient, and more responsive to future needs.
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Creating Stackable Credential ProgramsThis study outlines steps taken in the financial services stackable credentials program, but the lessons learned are transferable across a number of industries. The work here helps Colorado build a more equitable workforce and future.
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2020 Caregiving RecommendationsA three-pronged approach is needed to address current holes in the network of supports available to Colorado’s unpaid caregivers.
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Caregiving in Colorado: An Overview of the Bell's Recent WorkSince the release of the Respite Care Task Force's recommendations in 2016, the Bell has assisted on efforts to implement these changes and raise awareness about the growing need to support caregivers.
Colorado's Racial Wealth Gap: Wages & LaborThe final brief in the Bell’s current racial wealth gap series examines the reality of wages and occupations by race in Colorado and how the history of American labor relations has shaped this reality.
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Caregiving in Colorado: 2020 & BeyondProactive and intentional public policy that recognizes the value and worth of caregiving for older adults will be necessary to create a stronger, healthier, and more secure future for families throughout the state.
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Lasting Damage: COVID-19’s Toll on Colorado's Strapped State BudgetThis in-depth blog outlines the economic conditions that are forcing false choices and deep cuts that will lead to lost opportunities for Coloradans, exacerbate and increase inequities, and lead to future costs far greater than those of prevention.
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Colorado Recovery HubThe Bell's Recovery Hub is a central location for credible information, ideas, analysis, and resources relevant to the immediate and future responses Colorado can undertake to respond to our changing environment.
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Actionable Aging Policy AgendaColorado must act now to create the age-friendly policies our state needs. These recommendations offer a meaningful, community-informed path forward.
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Colorado's Racial Wealth Gap: Mass Incarceration & the School-to-Prison PipelineMass incarceration is both a product and cause of the racial wealth gap. This brief examines the policies and history that created and continue trends affecting Coloradans of color.
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The Future of Work: Alternative Work Arrangements in ColoradoThis new report maps the landscape of alternative work arrangements in Colorado. Its findings highlight the prominence of the alternative workforce and the importance of protecting these workers in future policy.
The Future of Work: Education & Workforce Gaps Affecting Colorado WomenWomen 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 WorkforceIn 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 ScanColorado 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 WorkforceThe 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 WorkforceWhat'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 WorkersHigh-quality early childhood education is crucial and not possible without supporting the educators who provide this care.
For-Profit Schools: Bad Actors in Higher EducationFor-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 JobsOur 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 PlansMinimal regulation over student loan servicers and lax administration of payment plans are worsening the student debt crisis.
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