September 16, 2010
Designing Work-Family Policies for Families, Employers and Gender Equity
12 - 1:30 pm
New America Foundation
1899 L St NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
During the last 30 years, family life in the U.S. - and other industrialized nations - has changed dramatically. A majority of mothers are in the workforce. What do experiences from the U.S. and around the globe tell us about the optimal design of policies to support working families?
The New America Foundation and the Institute for Women's Policy Research held a panel discussion to examine evidence from the U.S. and across the world on work-family policies that support families, help employers succeed, and increase gender equity. Participants included Janet C. Gornick, professor of political science and sociology at City University of New York and a member of CEPR's Advisory Board; Elaine Fultz, consultant on Social Security at the International Labor Organization; Ariane Hegewisch, study director at the Institute for Women's Policy Research; and Mildred Warner, professor of city and regional planning at Cornell University. This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Women's Policy Research. RSVP for the event here.