CEPR - Center for Economic and Policy Research

CEPR conducts research and recommends policy solutions on a range of issues affecting women, including maternity/paid leave, health care, Social Security, childcare and work/life balance.


The Consequences of Increased Population Growth for Climate Change

December 2014, David Rosnick

Women, Working Families, and Unions

June 2014, Janelle Jones, John Schmitt, and Nicole Woo

The Economic Importance of Women’s Rising Hours of Work: Time to Update Employment Standards

April 2014, Eileen Appelbaum, Heather Boushey, and John Schmitt

Good for Business? Connecticut’s Paid Sick Leave Law

March 2014, Eileen Appelbaum, Ruth Milkman, Luke Elliott, and Teresa Kroeger

Expanding Federal Family and Medical Leave Coverage: Who Benefits from Changes in Eligibility Requirements?

February 5, 2014, Helene Jorgensen and Eileen Appelbaum

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Trends in the Labor Force 1999-2014: Seniors Increase Participation, Younger Workers Withdraw

Work-Family Policies Can Stem the Decline in Women’s Employment

Health Insurance: Healthy for Entrepreneurship?

Today, ACA Boosts Voluntary Part-Time Employment

Labor Market Policy Research Reports, June 14 – June 20

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Op-Eds & Columns

FAMILY Act, Not Vodafone, Points Way Forward on Paid Family and Medical Leave

Eileen Appelbaum
The Hill, March 17, 2015

Obamacare and Family Values: Parents Get to Stay Home With Children

Dean Baker
Truthout, September 15, 2014

When Will the US Catch Up to the Rest of the World on Paid Family Leave?

Nicole Woo
The Hill, August 8, 2014

A Way to Better Pay, Benefits and Workplace Flexibility: Unions

Nicole Woo
The Hill, June 23, 2014

Modern Rules for Modern Careers

Eileen Appelbaum and Heather Boushey
US News and World Report, April 25, 2014

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Good News on Paid Family Leave: Political and Practical Lessons from New Jersey and California

Improving Tax Credits for New Mothers and Reducing Marriage Penalties for Low-Income Americans

National Summit on Paid Sick Days and Paid Family Leave: Turning Research Into Action

The Crisis of Care Labor and Family Leave Policies

How Does the Global Economy Impact WIC?

Briefing on Maternal and Child Health Policy

Paid Family Leave Research and Its Implications for Action

Women's Job Loss in the Recession and Recovery: Why are Men Gaining More Jobs than Women?

Leaves that Pay: Employer and Worker Experiences with Paid Family Leave in California

California's Experience with Paid Family Leave: Implications for New Jersey

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Press Releases

Slower Population Growth Could Significantly Reduce Carbon Emissions, Paper Finds

December 11, 2014

Unions Boost Women’s Earnings, Benefits, and Workplace Flexibility

June 18, 2014

The Last Three Decades of Women’s Rising Hours of Work Added $1.7 Trillion to GDP in 2012

April 15, 2014

New Report Confirms Connecticut Business Owners’ Positive Experience with Nation’s 1st Paid Sick Days Law

March 6, 2014

Expanding FMLA Coverage Could Increase Access to More Than 8 Million Workers

February 5, 2014

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CEPR Work and Family Briefings
Audio files and PowerPoint presentations of five Congressional briefings on work/life issues (June - October 2006).

CEPR Economics Seminar Series
Audio and video files of ten CEPR lectures on economic issues

Life, Work and Debt for Generations X and Y
Presentation by Heather Boushey at the New America Foundation, July 27, 2006 (includes video and audio)


Bridging the Gaps
CEPR is teaming up with state and national groups to document the persistent gaps between low-income working families' basic needs and the resources available to them.

Flat World, Big Gaps

Flat World, Big Gaps:
Economic Liberalization, Globalization, Poverty And Inequality>
with a chapter by Mark Weisbrot, Dean Baker, and David Rosnick, and a chapter co-authored by Heather Boushey
(forthcoming in May 2007)

Inequality Matters

Inequality Matters:
The Growing Economic Divide in America and Its Poisonous Consequences

with chapter co-authored by Heather Boushey



CNNMoney.com: Moms Rise Up, Fight for Workplace Rights
January 11, 2007




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