Expertise: Economic security, poverty, family policy, women's issues
Katherine Gallagher Robbins is the Director of Family Policy for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at American Progress. Before joining American Progress, Robbins was the director of research and policy analysis at the National Women’s Law Center, where she worked on improving the economic security of women and their families, with a special focus on poor women and women of color. Prior to attending graduate school, Robbins spent two years as a campus organizer for the California Public Interest Research Group at the University of California, San Diego.
Robbins’ research has been cited by numerous media outlets, including CNN, CBS, NBC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and The Huffington Post, and she is often quoted in both national and local media. She has authored several reports and analyses on poverty and the safety net, income security, wage inequality, and the low-wage workforce.
Robbins received her doctorate in political science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She graduated magna cum laude from the College of William and Mary with a bachelor’s degree in government.
By Katherine Gallagher Robbins
|How Republican Budget Cuts Would Make the Opioid Epidemic Even Worse||Center for American Progress||January 12, 2017|
|Making Paid Leave Work for Every Family||Center for American Progress||December 1, 2016|
|4 Progressive Policies that Make Families Stronger||Center for American Progress||October 25, 2016|
|Expanding Support Systems for Socially Isolated LGBT and American Indian Seniors||Center for American Progress||September 1, 2016|
|There’s No Gender Gap In Caregiving For Pets. So Why Is There A Gap For Child Care?||The Huffington Post||August 29, 2016|