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Official account of the U.S. Congressional Joint Economic Committee, Republicans. Home of the Social Capital Project. Chairman:
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Joint Economic Committee 5h
The concept of encompasses an enormous amount of social and economic life.
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Scott Winship 9h
More big hiring news for the Social Capital Project w/in . I'm excited to announce that is joining us. You know and love Alan as the poobah of that DBCRTL5 tax proposal you & I don't understand, as the near-Yglesias Slayer of Shill Brackets
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Joint Economic Committee 12h
ICYMI: For two years, the within the JEC has documented trends in associational life and its distribution across the country. Now we turn to the development of a policy agenda rooted in social capital. Read more here ⬇️
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Charles Fain Lehman Jun 21
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Joint Economic Committee Jun 21
"How can we invest in communities so that every neighborhood across the country has that core set of institutions: schools, libraries, community centers that really prop up a ?"
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CEA Jun 21
47 States had unemployment rates under 5% in May 2019 according to new data release.
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Richard V. Reeves Jun 14
I can't emphasize this enough: When they go to college, middle class kids go to community college or public 4-years
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John W Lettieri Jun 14
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Check out the full analysis here:
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Joint Economic Committee Jun 20
Social capital is our shorthand for the web of social relationships through which we pursue joint endeavors, i.e. our families, communities, workplaces, and religious congregations. Learn more ⬇️
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Joint Economic Committee Jun 20
What is the and how does it relate to the important work of the JEC? Chairman has all the answers ⬇️
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Joint Economic Committee Jun 19
Addressing falling labor force participation, New York Times columnist warns that “the decline of work carries social costs as well as an economic price tag. Even a grinding job tends to be an important source of social capital…”
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Joint Economic Committee Jun 18
“Americans of all ages, all conditions, all minds constantly unite.” – Alexis de Tocqueville
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Joint Economic Committee Jun 18
“The great challenge of our moment is the crisis of isolation and fragmentation, the need to rebind the fabric of a society that has been torn by selfishness, cynicism, distrust, and autonomy.” Learn more about why associational life is important here ⬇️
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Joint Economic Committee Jun 17
Replying to @JECRepublicans
We conclude that rising affluence has made associational life less necessary for purposes of gaining material benefits, but that we have lost much by doing less together.
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Joint Economic Committee Jun 17
Replying to @JECRepublicans
: Less time with coworkers off the job, little change in commuting time, more work among women, less work among men, more “alternative work arrangements,” part-time or part-year work no more common, longer job tenure, less union membership, more occupational licensing.
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Joint Economic Committee Jun 17
Replying to @JECRepublicans
: Less time with neighbors, no less time with friends, less racial segregation, more class segregation, less trust generally and in institutions but no less trust in friends or local government, no less volunteering, less voting, mixed trends on political engagement.
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Joint Economic Committee Jun 17
Replying to @JECRepublicans
: Lower membership and attendance, fewer raised in a religious tradition, less confidence in organized religion.
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Joint Economic Committee Jun 17
Replying to @JECRepublicans
: Fewer living in families, no less time spent with our families, later marriage and childbearing, fewer children, more single parenthood.
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Joint Economic Committee Jun 17
THREAD: The Social Capital Project's first report provides an initial portrait of long-term changes in the state of across the domains of family, religion, community, and work. Here are some key findings in each of those domains:
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Joint Economic Committee Jun 14
Opportunity depends on social capital—what is available to us from our relationships with family, friends, neighbors, congregants, coworkers, and others.
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