Policymakers use the tax system to raise revenue and to promote social policy goals. For example, they may want to encourage desirable behaviors, such as home ownership.
Policymakers should broaden the tax base by limiting tax preferences that do not efficiently achieve important policy goals.
Flextime, part-time work, flexplace, telecommuting, teleworking, and job-sharing are examples of flexible work options. They appeal to workers of all ages.
Public and private employers should provide more flexible work options.
Public and private employers should offer phased-retirement programs and retiree reemployment programs that encourage employees to stay in the workforce beyond the time they
Policymakers should improve the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and state FMLAs. They could extend the law to apply to employers with fewer than 50 employees.
Policymakers should require employers to provide employees with a reasonable amount of paid time off.
More than one in five Americans—about 53 million adults—are caregivers.
Federal and state governments should enact and strengthen policies to ensure workers have access to safe, high-quality, affordable care for children and other dependents in
The federal government, as well as almost all state governments, have laws against age discrimination.