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 support system
to help families meet their caregiving responsibilities.
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