Publications

Marriage and Poverty: An Annotated Bibliography

This annotated bibliography is designed to provide researchers, policymakers, advocates, and the general public with an overview of the debate and research surrounding the promotion of marriage as a solution to reducing poverty. In addition to newspaper articles familiarizing the reader with the current debate, topics covered in this bibliography include: economic insecurity and single…

The Widening Gap: A New Book on the Struggle to Balance Work and Caregiving

This Research-in-Brief is based on selected findings from a new book by Jody Heymann, Director of Policy at the Harvard Center for Society and Health. Published by Basic Books in 2000, The Widening Gap: Why America’s Working Families are in Jeopardy and What Can Be Done About It reveals the failure of our nation’s employer-based…

Paid Family and Medical Leave: Essential Support for Working Women and Men

Achieving a sustainable work/life balance is of paramount concern for many Americans. It’s easy to see why: two of every three adults are now active in the world of work,1 and children are just as likely to live with a working mother as a working father.2 Women’s employment patterns are becoming more like men’s, but…