State of Working Connecticut 2004

Back • Publication Date: September 5th, 2004

Authors: Douglas Hall, PhD & Shelley Geballe, JD, MPH

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The State of Working Connecticut 2004 finds that Connecticut’s continuing job losses and growing wage gaps are threatening the stability of the state’s economy and the well-being of thousands of children. The report calls for a re-investment in the “human capital” of the state, though such measures as reversing reductions in state funds for K-12 education and need-based scholarships; tying a greater proportion of state economic development incentives to job creation; and helping low-wage families make ends meet by such tools as a state earned income tax credit and financial help in meeting child care, health, and housing expenses.