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Fact Sheets

Our fact sheets are intended to provide quick, accessible information in a visually compelling format. They are often summaries of longer research reports and policy briefs. Please feel free to downloand and share. Have an idea for a factsheet on wages, job quality, poverty, or another topic? Let us know!


Status of Working Families 2018

2018 | PDF | 1 page


Indiana once was a leader in the Midwest in income, poverty, employment rates, and more. Now, with declining standard of living, it faces a choice: continue the low-road policies that brought us here, or focus on policies for working families that will restore broad-based economic prosperity.

Welfare Myths: Busted!

2017 | PDF | 1 page


When it comes to programs like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, myths aboud. Learn the facts about how many people receive cash support in Indiana, what it takes to qualify for the program, and how much cash the typical program participant actually receives. Then, share with others!

Pregnancy Accommodations in the Workplace

2017 | PDF | 2 pages


More and more women are working throughout pregnancy, but pregnant women still face high levels of workplace discrimination. Accommodating reasonable requests - to sit, to carry a water bottle - can make it possible for women to work safely and productively throughout pregnancy.

It's Time to Stop the Debt Trap
2017 | PDF | 2 pages


Payday loans in Indiana are costly and trap low-income borrowers in a cycle of debt. The typical borrower takes 9 or 10 loans a year, paying over $400 to reborrow a $300 loan. This has ripple effects on local economies.

See also "Fictions & Facts" about the 2018 payday expansion bill and who opposes and supports payday lending expansion. Polling shows strong support for a 36% rate cap on payday loans.


Indiana Must Raise the Minimum Wage
2016 | PDF | 1 page


In Indiana, $7.25 an hour will not provide enough income for even a single adult to support themselves in any county. If lawmakers want Hoosiers to be self-sufficient, they must raise wages.

The Status of Women in Indiana
2015 | PDF | 2 pages


Despite declining unemployment, women - and particularly single mothers - are still struggling.