Housing is central to community and individual well-being. The type and location of a home can affect almost every aspect of a person’s life.
Natural disasters, public health emergencies, and other crises can wreak havoc on the nation’s housing system.
In addition to setting standards with respect to the minimum wage, overtime, and other factors affecting worker pay, the federal government also sets standards for workplace health and safety.
Policymakers must ensure worker safety, particularly during public health emergencies.
Policymakers should take steps to foster housing stability during declared emergencies. Among the temporary measures they should consider are:
One of the more significant labor-force developments of the past quarter century has been the rising participation rate of older Americans.