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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
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How Republican Budget Cuts Would Make the Opioid Epidemic Even WorseCenter for American ProgressJanuary 12, 2017
Making Paid Leave Work for Every FamilyCenter for American ProgressDecember 1, 2016
4 Progressive Policies that Make Families StrongerCenter for American ProgressOctober 25, 2016
Expanding Support Systems for Socially Isolated LGBT and American Indian SeniorsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 1, 2016
There’s No Gender Gap In Caregiving For Pets. So Why Is There A Gap For Child Care?The Huffington PostAugust 29, 2016