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

Reports

The Wealth of Households: An Analysis of the 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances

November 2014, David Rosnick and Dean Baker

The Affordable Care Act: A Family-Friendly Policy

Septermber 2014, Helene Jorgensen and Dean Baker

Business As Usual: New Jersey Employers’ Experiences with Family Leave Insurance

June 2014, Sharon Lerner and Eileen Appelbaum

Women, Working Families, and Unions

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

Documenting the Need for a National Paid Family and Medical Leave Program: Evidence from the 2012 FMLA Survey

June 2014, Helene Jorgensen and Eileen Appelbaum

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Op-Eds & Columns

How Guaranteed Paid Sick Days Could Boost U.S. Job Growth

Dean Baker
Fortune, January 21, 2015

Good news for the Affordable Care Act in Jobs Reports

Dean Baker
PBS NewsHour, December 8, 2014

Benefits of Obamacare: More People Are Able to Work Less

Dean Baker
TruthOut, December 8, 2014

The Paid Vacation Route to Full Employment

Dean Baker
TruthOut, December 1, 2014

Paying Workers Fairly for the Hours They Work

Eileen Appelbaum
The Hill, November 25, 2014

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Events

Getting Back to Full Employment: A Better Bargain for Working People

Mayor's Task Force on Paid Sick Leave - Public Hearing

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

Department of Labor Regional Forums (San Francisco)

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

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Press Releases

Household Wealth Falls Considerably for Majority of Americans

November 6, 2014

The Affordable Care Act and Part-Time Employment: A Family-Friendly Policy

September 11, 2014

Pay-Cut Clock Documents Billions of Dollars Lost by Minimum-Wage Workers

July, 24, 2014

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

June 18, 2014

Federal Paid Leave Policy Could Allow Millions of Working Americans Access to Much Needed Family and Medical Leave

June 16, 2014

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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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