Describing EPI

EPI is an independent, non-profit and non-partisan research institute founded in 1986 on the belief that every working family deserves a better future: a good job, fair pay, affordable health care and access to a quality education. To that end, our staff of Ph.D economists and policy analysts conducts rigorous research on the economic issues that impact working families, and works to promote policies that are good for working Americans.

EPI was the first organization to focus on these issues, and remains the premier institute publishing research on the economic condition of low- and middle-income American families. Today, at a time of increased global competition and wage inequality, and persistently high unemployment, our work is particularly relevant.

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Who supports EPI’s work?

EPI is a 501(c)3 corporation. Most of our funding comes from foundations. The rest comes from unions, corporations, individuals, and other organizations.