Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D.

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Heidi Hartmann is the President Emerita and Senior Research Economist at the Washington-based Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), a scientific research organization that she founded in 1987 to meet the need for women-centered, policy-oriented research. Dr. Hartmann is also a Distinguished Economist In-Residence for Gender and Economic Analysis at American University and serves as the Editor of the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy. Dr. Hartmann lectures internationally on women, economics, and public policy; frequently testifies before the U.S. Congress; and is often cited as an authority in various media outlets, such as CNN, ABC News, The New York Times, and PBS NewsHour. She has published numerous articles in journals and books and her work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. She is a co-author of several IWPR reports, including Women’s and Men’s Employment and Unemployment in the Great Recession; Still A Man’s Labor Market: The Long-Term Earnings Gap; Unnecessary Losses: Costs to Americans of the Lack of Family and Medical Leave; Equal Pay for Working Families, and Strengthening Social Security for Women. She served as Chair of the Board of the American Academy of Political Science, and Treasurer of the National Council of Women’s Organizations. Prior to founding IWPR, Dr. Hartmann was on the faculties of Rutgers University and the New School for Social Research and worked at the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. In 1994, Dr. Hartmann was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship Award for her work in the field of women and economics. She is an economist with a B.A. from Swarthmore College and M. Phil and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University, all in economics. She is the recipient of two honorary degrees. She was named a Charlotte Perkins Gilman Fellow by the American Academy of Political and Social Science in 2014, and in 2017 she received the Distinguished Career Award from the American Sociological Association.

Income Insecurity: The Failure of Unemployment Insurance to Reach Out to Working AFDC Mothers

DOWNLOAD REPORT Unemployment Insurance (UI) was [...]

By |2020-11-11T21:32:25-04:00March 20, 1994|IWPR|Comments Off on Income Insecurity: The Failure of Unemployment Insurance to Reach Out to Working AFDC Mothers

A Feminist Approach to Policy Making for Women and Families

As women have dramatically increased their labor force participation over the past several decades, the organization of family life in the United States has also been transformed.

By |2020-11-13T21:05:06-04:00March 10, 1994|IWPR|Comments Off on A Feminist Approach to Policy Making for Women and Families

AFDC Recipients as Caregivers and Workers: A Feminist Approach to Income Security Policy for Women

Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) was established in 1935 as a means-tested public assistance program to provide cash payments to impoverished families with minor children headed by a caretaker relative, usually a widowed mother deprived of support from a wage-earning father (Peterson and Petersen, 1993)

By |2020-11-13T20:37:29-04:00January 24, 1994|IWPR|Comments Off on AFDC Recipients as Caregivers and Workers: A Feminist Approach to Income Security Policy for Women

The Impact of the Glass Ceiling and Structural Change on Minorities and Women

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, the need for corporate restructuring to compete in the new global marketplace was a much discussed topic.

By |2021-01-07T01:55:18-04:00December 15, 1993|IWPR|Comments Off on The Impact of the Glass Ceiling and Structural Change on Minorities and Women

Dependence on Men, the Market, or the State: The Rhetoric and Reality of Welfare Reform

Much of the rhetoric surrounding the passage of "welfare reform" legislation during the 1980s, as well as the campaign promises of the current administration "to end welfare as we know it," negatively characterize income obtains from Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC).

By |2020-12-27T20:19:12-04:00November 1, 1993|IWPR|Comments Off on Dependence on Men, the Market, or the State: The Rhetoric and Reality of Welfare Reform

Self Employment Versus Wage and Salary Jobs: How Do Women Fare?

Self-employment is being suggested as an alternative to full-time, wage or salary jobs both for women wishing for more flexible schedules and for women facing under- or unemployment.

By |2020-12-17T03:34:33-04:00July 1, 1993|IWPR|Comments Off on Self Employment Versus Wage and Salary Jobs: How Do Women Fare?

New IWPR Study Examines the Benefits of Alternative Employment Patterns for Male and Female Workers

The quality of jobs created in the 1980s- and whether these were "good" jobs or "bad" jobs---has been the source of a highly charged debate.

By |2020-12-28T03:47:43-04:00June 1, 1993|IWPR|Comments Off on New IWPR Study Examines the Benefits of Alternative Employment Patterns for Male and Female Workers
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