On Sunday, “Finding Time” got a nice shout-out in the New York Times by opinion writer Judith Shulevitz in her thought-provoking column “How to Fix Feminism,” that I wanted to share: IN an important new book, “Finding Time,” the economist Heather Boushey argues that the failure of government and businesses to replace the services provided […]
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On Thursday, I had the honor of testifying for the Democratic Platform Committee. Here’s what I said policymakers need to consider as they think about economic policy-making: “As I look at the economic evidence—which is what my organization, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth does every day—it’s clear, that the defining economic problem of our […]
Over lunch next Tuesday (March 15th), I’ll be speaking at the Aspen Institute about my new book, Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict. Please join us!
“Our results suggest that laws like Rhode Island’s [Temporary Caregiver Insurance] may not have significant impacts on small and medium-sized employers and could garner support by such employers once they have experienced them.” This is according to Columbia Business School professor Ann Bartel, economists Maya Rossin-Slater (UCSB) and Christopher Ruhm (U.Va.) and Columbia social work […]
Last week, I testified before the D.C. Council on the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015. This legislation would provide paid family leave for workers who live or work in my hometown, the District of Columbia. You can see my testimony here (cross-posted on the Equitable Growth website): Paid leave is good for our families […]