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CEPR analyzes how families balance work and care, and how public policies affect family well-being.

Reports

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

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

The Trade Deficit: The Biggest Obstacle to Full Employment

March 2014, Dean Baker

Getting Back to Full Employment

March 2014, Dean Baker and Jared Bernstein

Good for Business? Connecticut’s Paid Sick Leave Law

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

Union Advantage for Black Workers

February 2014, Janelle Jones and John Schmitt

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Op-Eds & Columns

Obamacare: First Fruits for Workers?

Dean Baker
Truthout, April 7, 2014

Paid Sick Days in Connecticut Not a Burden for Employers

Eileen Appelbaum
Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, April 7, 2014

Achieving Full Employment Requires Job Growth in Manufacturing and a Reduction in the Trade Deficit

Susan Houseman and Dean Baker
Roll Call, April 2, 2014

An Aging Population Won't Make America Poor

Dean Baker
CNN Money, March 18, 2014

Capital in the 21 Century: Still Mired in the 19th (see correction)

Dean Baker
Huffington Post (The Blog), March 9, 2014

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Events

The Path to Full Employment: Making Jobs a National Priority (WDC)

The Path to Full Employment: Making Jobs a National Priority

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

Rethinking the Economics of Pensions II

Getting Back to Full Employment: A Better Bargain for Working People (Book Discussion)

50 Years Since the War on Poverty: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce

Unfinished Business LA: History & Next Steps for Paid Family Leave

Getting Back to Full Employment and Reducing Inequality

Unfinished Business: Paid Family Leave in California and the Future of U.S. Work-Family Policy

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Press Releases

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

Unionization Continues to Boost Pay and Benefits of Black Workers

February 12, 2014

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

February 5, 2014

Why America Needs Paid Parental Leave

December 12, 2013

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CEPR Work and Family Briefings
Audio files and PowerPoints presentations of five Congressional briefings on work/life issues

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

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)

Inequality Matters

Inequality Matters:
The Growing Economic Divide in America and Its Poisonous Consequences
with chapter co-authored by Heather Boushey
(2006)

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