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

Reports

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

A College Degree is No Guarantee

May 2014, Janelle Jones and John Schmitt

Expanding Family and Medical Leave to Small Firms

April 2014, Helene Jorgensen and Eileen Appelbaum

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Op-Eds & Columns

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

Nicole Woo
The Hill, August 8, 2014

Child Labor is Part of Problem of Global Race to Bottom

Mark Weisbrot
Room for Debate (The New York Times), July 16, 2014

Paid Family Leave is a New Jersey Success Story

Eileen Appelbaum
NJ.com, July 7, 2014

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

Nicole Woo
The Hill, June 23, 2014

The Sharing Economy and the Mystery of the Mystery of Inequality

Dean Baker
Truthout, June 23, 2014

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Events

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

Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce

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Press Releases

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

Expansion of FMLA to Small Firms would Give Coverage to Over 34 Million Working Americans

April 22, 2014

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

April 15, 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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