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Social Security Cares 101

article icon Issue Brief On the anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, Heather Boushey provides background on FMLA and outlines a strategy for providing paid family leave through Social Security.

By Heather Boushey | Friday, February 5, 2010

The Three Faces of Work-Family Conflict

book_alt2 icon Report The poor, the professionals, and the missing middle need policies that allow them to achieve the American Dream, write Heather Boushey and Joan C. Williams in this report.

By Joan C. Williams and Heather Boushey | Monday, January 25, 2010

The Shriver Report

book_alt2 icon Report Women as half of all workers changes everything, and is the key piece to understanding why we are in a transformational moment.

By Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress, edited by Heather Boushey and Ann O'Leary | Friday, October 16, 2009

Interactive Graphic: Women Still Primary Breadwinners

cursor icon Interactive Women are still the primary breadwinners, writes Heather Boushey, but they may begin to catch up to men's unemployment if job gains stall in the sectors that disproportionately employ them.

By Heather Boushey | Thursday, July 2, 2009

Helping Breadwinners When It Can’t Wait

book_alt2 icon Report Heather Boushey lays out a progressive program that would guarantee Americans access to paid family and medical leave, giving a boost to workers, employers, and the economy.

By Heather Boushey | Monday, June 8, 2009