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Workforce & Economic Development


The Voices of Early Care and Education: A Qualitative Perspective on Providing and Accessing High-Quality Early Care and Education

Focus groups reveal the challenges parents with young children and early care and education providers face related to accessing and providing quality care.

Mortgage Markets

Working Paper

Concentration in Mortgage Markets: GSE Exposure and Risk-Taking in Uncertain Times

WP 20-04/R – When home prices threaten to decline, large mortgage investors can benefit from fostering new lending that boosts demand.

Aruoba-Diebold-Scotti Business Conditions Index

An index designed to track real business conditions at high observation frequency

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Mortgage Markets

Working Paper

Democratic Political Economy of Financial Regulation

WP 22-01 – This paper offers a simple theory of inefficiently lax financial regulation arising as an outcome of a democratic political process.

A Moment of Opportunity: The COVID-Era Job Market for Noncollege Workers

This report finds that online job postings during the COVID era represented a new level of opportunity for noncollege job seekers. This can be attributed to a greater volume of job postings and employers’ slightly lower educational requirements, when compared with the period preceding the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Outlook for the Economy and Federal Reserve Policy

Philadelphia Business Journal Economic Forecast | Virtual Event