Publications



The Employment Situation in Connecticut – June 2022

Publication Date: July 26th, 2022 • Fiscal & Economics
Authors: Patrick R. O'Brien, Ph.D.

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Connecticut Voices for Children released a new publication, “The Employment Situation in Connecticut – June 2022.” This publication is part of a series of short, monthly briefs that provide a snapshot of Connecticut employment. Using U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, we are providing an overview of employment status in the U.S. and Connecticut by major demographic group, which no other organization in Connecticut currently provides on a monthly basis. We are also providing an overview of the change in total nonfarm employment in the U.S. and Connecticut as well as the change in nonfarm employment by major sector in Connecticut.

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The Employment Situation in Connecticut – May 2022

Publication Date: June 28th, 2022 • Fiscal & Economics
Authors: Patrick R. O'Brien, Ph.D.

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Connecticut Voices for Children released a new publication, “The Employment Situation in Connecticut – May 2022.” This publication is part of a series of short, monthly briefs that provide a snapshot of Connecticut employment. Using U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, we are providing an overview of employment status in the U.S. and Connecticut by major demographic group, which no other organization in Connecticut currently provides on a monthly basis. We are also providing an overview of the change in total nonfarm employment in the U.S. and Connecticut as well as the change in nonfarm employment by major sector in Connecticut.

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2022 Candidate Briefing Book

Publication Date: June 21st, 2022 • Emerging Issues, Employment & Education, Fiscal & Economics, Health & Housing, Rights & Justice
Authors: Patrick R. O'Brien, Ph.D.; Lauren Ruth, Ph.D.; Samaila Adelaiye, Ph.D.; Lin Kabachia, M.P.P.; Sana Shah, M.S.

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Connecticut Voices for Children released a new report, “The 2022 Candidate Briefing Book.” Designed to provide a snapshot of helpful research and data for Connecticut residents and candidates running for political office this election cycle, this document lays the foundation for what we’re calling the Connecticut Families Plan, which we first mentioned in January of 2022. Due to the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our health and economy these past two-plus years, this “Book” should be viewed in tandem with our Issue Briefing Book 2020-2022, which was published in July of 2020.

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The Employment Situation in Connecticut – April 2022

Publication Date: May 23rd, 2022 • Fiscal & Economics
Authors: Patrick R. O'Brien, Ph.D.

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Connecticut Voices for Children released a new publication, “The Employment Situation in Connecticut – April 2022.” This publication is part of a series of short, monthly briefs that provide a snapshot of Connecticut employment. Using U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, we are providing an overview of employment status in the U.S. and Connecticut by major demographic group, which no other organization in Connecticut currently provides on a monthly basis. We are also providing an overview of the change in total nonfarm employment in the U.S. and Connecticut as well as the change in nonfarm employment by major sector in Connecticut.

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The Employment Situation in Connecticut – March 2022

Publication Date: April 18th, 2022 • Fiscal & Economics
Authors: Patrick R. O'Brien, Ph.D.

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Connecticut Voices for Children released a new publication, “The Employment Situation in Connecticut – March 2022.” This publication is the 2nd in a series of short, monthly briefs that provide a snapshot of Connecticut employment. Using U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, we are providing an overview of employment status in the U.S. and Connecticut by major demographic group, which no other organization in Connecticut currently provides on a monthly basis. We are also providing an overview of the change in total nonfarm employment in the U.S. and Connecticut as well as the change in nonfarm employment by major sector in Connecticut.

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The Employment Situation in Connecticut – February 2022

Publication Date: March 29th, 2022 • Fiscal & Economics
Authors: Patrick R. O'Brien, Ph.D.

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Connecticut Voices for Children released a new publication, “The Employment Situation in Connecticut – February 2022.” This publication will be the first in a series of short, monthly briefs that provide a snapshot of Connecticut employment. Using U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, we are providing an overview of employment status in the U.S. and Connecticut by major demographic group, which no other organization in Connecticut currently provides on a monthly basis. We are also providing an overview of the change in total nonfarm employment in the U.S. and Connecticut as well as the change in nonfarm employment by major sector in Connecticut.

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Connecticut’s 2022 Tax Incidence Report: A High-Level Overview and Comparison to the 2014 Report

Publication Date: February 28th, 2022 • Fiscal & Economics
Authors: Patrick R. O'Brien, Ph.D.

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Connecticut Voices for Children released a new report, “Connecticut’s 2022 Tax Incidence Report: A High-Level Overview and Comparison to the 2014 Report,” which is a response to the State of Connecticut Department of Revenue Services’ new, statutorily required tax incidence report. 

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The Case For The Connecticut Child Tax Credit

Publication Date: February 7th, 2022 • Fiscal & Economics
Authors: Patrick R. O'Brien, Ph.D.

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Connecticut Voices for Children released a new report, “The Case For The Connecticut Child Tax Credit,” which provides a detailed overview of why creating a state-level child tax credit (CTC) will make the tax system fairer for families as well as contribute to economic growth. Additionally, we include an array of options for implementation—inclusive of providing a Connecticut CTC in monthly payments—as well as options for funding. This report is a companion piece to our report entitled, “Steps To A Fairer Tax System: Proposals for Tax Reform, Transparency, and Timely Support,” which was published last month. 

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Steps To A Fairer Tax System: Proposals for Tax Reform, Transparency, and Timely Support

Publication Date: January 20th, 2022 • Fiscal & Economics

Connecticut Voices for Children today released a report entitled, “Steps To A Fairer Tax System: Proposals for Tax Reform, Transparency, and Timely Support,” which outlines a proposal for a fairer tax system that would put more money in the pockets of working- and middle-class families, especially families of color. Although Connecticut has the second highest level of per capita personal income in the U.S., making it exceptionally wealthy overall, many families consistently struggle because Connecticut also has the second highest level of income inequality and a substantial racial income gap. This report is accompanied by the typical Just Facts and Executive Summary, a document we pair with lengthy reports. Additionally, due to the density of the report, we’re including five Just Facts for each of the report’s sections.

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Reimagining Connecticut’s Special Education Systems for a Post-Pandemic Future

Publication Date: November 15th, 2021 • Employment & Education, Fiscal & Economics
Authors: Daniel Curtis

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Connecticut Voices for Children released a report, “Reimagining Connecticut’s Special Education Systems for a Post-Pandemic Future,” which examines Connecticut’s special education systems and discovered Connecticut’s methods of funding and delivering special education services are insufficient, ineffective, and inequitable. Additionally, the report explores the loss of learning experienced by special education students due to the COVID-19 pandemic and outlines policies that will help build a more adequate, effective, and equitable education system.

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