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Heather Boushey Archives

The American Middle Class, Income Inequality, and the Strength of Our Economy

book_alt2 icon Report Heather Boushey and Adam S. Hersh discuss ways that the strength of the middle class and the level of societal inequality both affect economic growth and stability.

by Heather Boushey and Adam Hersh | Thursday, May 17, 2012

Jobs Growth Continues in April, but Congress Needs to Help Make Sure It Lasts

April’s slower jobs growth points to the need for continued measures to boost demand and make sure college graduates don’t get left behind, writes Heather Boushey.

by Heather Boushey | Friday, May 4, 2012

The Effects of Paid Family and Medical Leave on Employment Stability and Economic Security

book_alt2 icon Report Heather Boushey and Sarah Jane Glynn on how providing paid family and medical leave helps keep people employed.

by Heather Boushey and Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, April 12, 2012

Economy Fights Headwinds, Politics for Jobs Gain

The American economy is still gaining jobs in spite of the factors working against it, and maintaining public spending and investments can keep us on track, write Adam Hersh and Heather Boushey.

by Adam Hersh and Heather Boushey | Friday, April 6, 2012

New Ryan Plan Is Austerity on Steroids

Heather Boushey examines the dire consequences for workers contained in the most recent budget proposal from the House Budget Committee chairman.

by Heather Boushey | Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The ‘Man-covery’

Heather Boushey says we need to focus on jobs for women, who saw high losses during the recession in state and local government budget cuts.

by Heather Boushey | Friday, March 9, 2012

Sure and Steady Jobs Gains

Heather Boushey parses the encouraging jobs gains in February and calls for more action by Congress to maintain the momentum.

by Heather Boushey | Friday, March 9, 2012

President’s Bureau of Labor Statistics Budget Will Lead to Better Policies for Workers

Sarah Jane Glynn explains why the president’s budget proposal for the bureau will help give us a clearer picture of our workforce, allowing us to craft the right policies to rebuild the economy and strengthen the middle class.

by Sarah Jane Glynn and Heather Boushey | Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Assessing Inequality, Mobility, and Opportunity

CAP Senior Economist Heather Boushey testifies before the Senate Committee on the Budget.

by Heather Boushey | Thursday, February 9, 2012

Heather Boushey on How Inequality Threatens the Middle Class

play_alt icon Video Center for American Progress Senior Economist Heather Boushey explains why a strong middle class is so important for America.

by Heather Boushey | Monday, January 23, 2012

Hard Work Should Pay Off

Heather Boushey argues for work-life policies in The New York Times's "Room for Debate."

by Heather Boushey | Monday, January 9, 2012

We Can’t Allow the Payroll Tax Cut and Unemployment Benefits to Expire

Seth Hanlon and Heather Boushey explain why allowing the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits to end will hurt the economic recovery.

by Seth Hanlon and Heather Boushey | Monday, December 19, 2011

5 Reasons to Continue Unemployment Benefits

Heather Boushey and Meghan Miller explain why Congress should support active job seekers and our nation’s economy by maintaining unemployment benefits.

by Heather Boushey and Meghan Miller | Monday, December 12, 2011

Big Ideas for Small Business: The American Jobs Act

Heather Boushey details why President Obama’s jobs legislation would help small businesses in ways that enjoyed bipartisan support not too long ago.

by Heather Boushey | Thursday, December 8, 2011

Economic Inequality Is Not Sustainable

Heather Boushey examines why growing income inequality helped boost the wealth of the few and how reversing course is imperative to our nation’s economic well-being.

by Heather Boushey | Tuesday, December 6, 2011