Idaho Policy Research Center

The IPRC works to provide common sense solutions that benefit average Idahoans through expert research and educational outreach.

Operating as usual 06/27/2016

71% of those with student debt say it delays homeownership: Survey

Student loan debt ripples through the economy. Seventy-one percent of non-homeowners with student loan debt said the burden of monthly payments was keeping them from buying a home, a survey says. 06/25/2016

Federal Lands in the West: Liability or Asset? - Headwaters Economics

Public lands benefit rural communities. Rural counties in the West with more federal lands or protected federal lands performed better on average than their peers with less federal lands or protected federal lands in four key economic measures. 06/21/2016

Forest thinning is snake oil

An interesting argument. Thinning leaves long-lasting problems while producing short-term fire mitigation. In a recent review article about forest thinning and its effectiveness to reduce wildfire severity and spread in "Forest Ecology and Management," researchers came to a conclusion with regards to 06/20/2016

Interactive: The Unequal States of America

See where Idaho stands on income inequality compared to the rest of the nation. Explore inequality by state, county, and metro area in this interactive feature. 06/17/2016

Family Budget Calculator

What does it take to live a modest yet secure life in your zip code?

This will tell you. Share Tweet EPI’s Family Budget Calculator measures the income a family needs in order to attain a modest yet adequate standard of living. The budgets estimate community-specific costs for 10 family types (one or two adults with zero to four children) in 618 locations. Compared with the federal pove... 06/17/2016

Family Budget Factsheets

How much money does a person/family need to earn to have a modest, secure life in Idaho?

This will tell you. EPI’s Family Budget Calculator measures the income a family needs in order to attain a secure yet modest standard of living in 618 areas across the country, including several in Idaho. 06/16/2016

Charter Schools Gone Wild: Study Finds Widespread Fraud, Mismanagement and Waste |

Charter schools receive public money. However, they operate with very little accountability. A new report reveals widespread fraud and mismanagement in our under-regulated charter schools. 06/15/2016

Opening Shots Fired as House Considers Public Land Transfer Legislation

The hearing is today. On Wednesday, the House Natural Resources Committee will vote on two bills that risk essential sportsmen’s access, quality fish and wildlife habitat, and economic balance for American communities. Since the bills were first debated back in February, sportsmen’s groups have been alarmed with Rep. Don... 06/14/2016

71% of those with student debt say it delays homeownership: Survey

Student loan debt ripples into our economy. Seventy-one percent of non-homeowners with student loan debt said the burden of monthly payments was keeping them from buying a home, a survey says. 06/13/2016

Movement Advancement Project | Hate Crime Laws

Idaho is one of 20 states that have no hate-crime protections for the LGBTQ community. MAP's Equality Maps survey the landscape of laws affecting LGBT Americans. 06/07/2016

Why the Student Loan Crisis Is Even Worse Than People Think

Student loan debt can change the trajectory of young people's lives. More than 25% of students who take on college debt are graduating with way too much of it, this leading expert says. And the repercussions could be lifelong. 06/06/2016

Study: Student Loan Borrowers Delaying Other Life Decisions

The effects of student loan debt cascades through our society. A majority of borrowers still believe education is worth the debt, but many are making financial sacrifices elsewhere. 06/02/2016

New Analysis: Outside of Utah, Efforts to Seize American Public Lands Stall as Politicians Pay a...

A lot of effort has been put into privatizing public lands.

They're not getting much out of it. It has been another difficult year for politicians and interest groups fighting to seize control of America’s public lands. Legislators in state capitols across the West are rebuffing bills to force the United States to dispose of American public lands into state and private hands. At the same time,


Idaho Asset Building Network

Here is the Idaho Asset Building Network's page.

The Idaho Asset Building network connects service providers, businesses and consumers statewide to help build assets toward economic success. 05/31/2016

Workers need to make enough money to do more than simply stay afloat. They need to make enough to build assets. 05/25/2016

Idaho matches national trend of falling state investment in higher ed, rising tuition

The burden is shouldered by the nation's young people. A new national report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities charts reduced state investment in higher education and rising tuition across the country, with Idaho ranking fairly poorly – the report found that state spending on higher ed per student in Idaho remains... 05/23/2016

The college debt crisis is even worse than you think - The Boston Globe

Young people should be incentivized to go to college. We tell students they need a bachelor’s degree to get ahead. But for too many, the numbers no longer add up. 05/23/2016

This Is How Much A Living Wage Is In Each State

Idaho ranks near the bottom. It also ranks near the bottom for worker wages. We mapped how much it actually costs to live in each state.




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