Work and Family Briefings

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CEPR Work and Family Briefings

Supporting Families — A 5-part Briefing Series that Explores the Challenges Facing Working Families

June - October 2006

Funding generously provided by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Presented by the Center for Economic and Policy Research.


Audio files, PowerPoint presentations, speaker biographies and other information are posted below.


Finding the time: Challenges facing working families

Date: Friday, June 16, 2006
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Location: 512 Senate Hart Building

Ellen Bravo
Former Director 9to5, National Association of Working Women;
Coordinator, Multi-States Working Families Consortium

Heather Boushey
Senior Economist
Center for Economic and Policy Research

Struggling to care: Is the market failing working families?

Date: Monday, June 26, 2006
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Building

Bob Drago
Professor of Labor Studies and Women's Studies,
Pennsylvania State University
Co-Founder, Take Care Net

Danielle Ewen
Director, Child Care and Early Education Policy
Center for Law and Social Policy

Supporting families: Americans need --and want-- action

Date: Friday, July 21
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 121 Cannon House Office Building

Beth Shulman
Lawyer and Consultant focusing on work-related issues,
Author, The Betrayal of Work: How Low-Wage Jobs Fail 30 Million Americans

Phil Sparks
Vice President and Co-Founder,
Communications Consortium Media Center

Supporting families: Individual solutions versus government action

Date: Friday, September 8
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Building

Ann Crittenden
Author, If You've Raised Kids, You Can Manage Anything and The Price of Motherhood

Supporting families: Opportunities for policymakers to make a difference

Date: Thursday, October 12
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Mansfield Room (S-207), US Capitol

Eileen Appelbaum
Director, Center for Women and Work,
Rutgers University

Heidi Hartmann
Director, Institute for Women's Policy Research

Kate Kahan
Director, Work and Family Programs
National Partnership for Women and Families