Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D.

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About Heidi Hartmann

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.

Breaking the Social Security Glass Ceiling: A Proposal to Modernize Women’s Benefits

This report examines the valuable role women play as caregivers to both their children and to their aging parents.

By |2020-11-13T02:55:37-04:00May 11, 2012|IWPR|Comments Off on Breaking the Social Security Glass Ceiling: A Proposal to Modernize Women’s Benefits

The Gender Wage Gap in New York State and Its Solutions

This gender wage gap has pernicious consequences for women and their families. 14.8 percent of women in New York State had incomes at or below the official poverty threshold (for families of their size and composition).

By |2020-12-14T07:55:53-04:00December 12, 2011|IWPR|Comments Off on The Gender Wage Gap in New York State and Its Solutions

Retirement on the Edge: Women, Men, and Economic Insecurity After the Great Recession

The IWPR/Rockefeller Survey addressed the extent of economic security almost a year and a half after the recession officially ended. Many of the survey’s findings are detailed in the report, Women and Men Living On the Edge: Economic Insecurity After the Great Recession (Hayes and Hartmann 2011).

Women and Men Living on the Edge: Economic Insecurity After the Great Recession

The IWPR/Rockefeller Survey of Economic Security, like several other recent surveys, finds that the effects of the 2007–2009 recession, known as the Great Recession, are both broad and deep. The IWPR/Rockefeller survey shows that more than one and a half years after the recession came to an official end, and the recovery supposedly began, many women and men report that they are still suffering significant hardships.

By |2020-09-25T15:12:31-04:00September 30, 2011|Report|0 Comments

The Union Advantage in Wireline Telecommunications for African-Americans, Hispanics, and Women

Jobs in the wired telecommunications industry traditionally provide excellent opportunities to African–American, Hispanic, and women nonsupervisory workers

By |2020-12-19T16:59:44-04:00August 12, 2011|IWPR|Comments Off on The Union Advantage in Wireline Telecommunications for African-Americans, Hispanics, and Women
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