DAUK Speaker, London: A Conversation with Heather Boushey
Speaker: Heather Boushey, Chief Economist at the Center for American Progress Action Fund
As the U.S. economy has changed from a manufacturing into a service economy, Americans are coping daily with rapid technological change and increased globalization. The American family is being transformed as well, with more women being the joint or sole earner in their family. What are the economic changes that have led families to alter their lives? How have institutions adapted to this new reality, and what are the next steps?
Join us for a discussion about this issues. Heather Boushe co-edited "The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Changes Everything" and was a lead author of "Bridging the Gaps," a 10-state study about how low- and moderate-income working families are left out of work support programs. Her research focuses on U.S. employment, social policy, and family economic well-being, and has been covered widely in the media, including regular appearances on the PBS Newshour and in The New York Times, where she was called one of the "most vibrant voices in the field" (full biography below)
Phonebank before the talk
From 5 p.m., DAUK members are invited to bring a charged-up cellphone and extra minutes to call DAUK members who vote in Massachusetts. We want to reach out to as many voters as possible to be sure they are registered and ready to vote in this important Senate race, a special election due to a vacancy because John Kerry was made Secretary of State. Attendance at the phonebanking session is free, but please let us know you are coming.
Speaker biography: Heather Boushey
Heather Boushey is Chief Economist at American Progress, where her research focuses on U.S. employment, social policy, and family economic well-being. She is also currently a visiting fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research in London. She co-edited The Shriver Report: A Womanâ€™s Nation Changes Everything (Simon & Schuster ebook, 2009) and was a lead author of â€œBridging the Gaps,â€ a 10-state study about how low- and moderate-income working families are left out of work support programs. Her research has been published in academic journals and has been covered widely in the media, including regular appearances on the PBS Newshour and in The New York Times, where she was called one of the â€œmost vibrant voices in the field.â€ She also spearheaded a successful campaign to save the Census Bureauâ€™s Survey of Income and Program Participation from devastating budget cuts.
Boushey received her Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social Research and her B.A. from Hampshire College. She has held an economist position with the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and the Economic Policy Institute, where she was a co-author of their flagship publication, The State of Working America 2002/3. She grew up in a union family in Mukilteo, Washington, and now lives with her husband, Todd Tucker, in Washington, D.C.
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