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Expertise: Economic security, poverty, family policy, women's issues

Katherine Gallagher Robbins is the senior director of poverty 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
5 Reasons Why Strengthening the EITC and CTC Is the Kind of Tax Reform America NeedsCenter for American ProgressApril 19, 2019
What the 2017 Census Data Won’t Show About Families Struggling in the Trump EconomyCenter for American ProgressSeptember 6, 2018
Trump’s Immigration Plan Imposes Radical New Income and Health TestsCenter for American ProgressJuly 19, 2018
The Gender Wage Gap Among Rural WorkersCenter for American ProgressApril 10, 2018
Fact Sheets: President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget Harms Nearly Every Community Across the CountryCenter for American ProgressFebruary 16, 2018
Trump’s Budget Reveals that He Wants Everyday Americans to Pay for His Tax Cuts for the WealthyCenter for American ProgressFebruary 12, 2018
Building on Women’s Wins in 2017Center for American ProgressJanuary 19, 2018
Trump’s Medicaid Work Requirements Could Put At Least 6.3 Million Americans at Risk of Losing Health CareCenter for American ProgressJanuary 12, 2018
Schedules That Work for Working FamiliesCenter for American ProgressDecember 18, 2017
Repealing the Estate Tax Would Plunge Charitable GivingCenter for American ProgressNovember 15, 2017
A Progressive Plan for Ending Poverty — Including Rural Poverty — in AmericaInside SourcesNovember 3, 2017
People Need Paid Leave Policies That Cover Chosen FamilyCenter for American ProgressOctober 30, 2017
This Is How Much Average Americans Will Pay for Trump’s Tax Cuts for the 1 PercentCenter for American ProgressOctober 16, 2017
5 Ways President Trump and Congressional Republicans Are Betraying VeteransCenter for American ProgressSeptember 26, 2017
At Least 1.4 Million Nonelderly Adults with Disabilities Would Lose Medicaid Under Graham-CassidyCenter for American ProgressSeptember 25, 2017
Veterans Living Paycheck to Paycheck Are Under Threat During Budget DebatesCenter for American ProgressSeptember 19, 2017
Census Data Show How Budget Proposals Put Economic Security of American Families at RiskCenter for American ProgressSeptember 12, 2017
Trump’s Budget Jeopardizes Gains Expected in New Census DataCenter for American ProgressSeptember 8, 2017
Who Receives Medicaid? A State-by-State BreakdownCenter for American ProgressJuly 20, 2017
The Impact of the Senate Health Care Bill on Veterans: State-by-State BreakdownCenter for American ProgressJune 27, 2017
The Impact of the AHCA on Veterans: State-by-State BreakdownCenter for American ProgressJune 22, 2017
Trump’s Agenda Undermines America’s WorkforceCenter for American ProgressJune 15, 2017
The Trump Budget’s Attack on People with DisabilitiesCenter for American ProgressMay 23, 2017
Disability Benefits Do Not Stop Men from WorkingCenter for American ProgressMay 18, 2017
Trump’s Opioid Commission Doesn’t Address the Main Causes of AddictionMediumMarch 31, 2017
The Impact of Medicaid Cuts on People with Disabilities: State-by-State BreakdownCenter for American ProgressMarch 22, 2017
10 Ways President Trump’s Agenda Will Harm His Supporters in Rural and Small-Town AmericaCenter for American ProgressMarch 16, 2017
5 Ways President Trump’s Agenda Is a Disaster for People with DisabilitiesCenter for American ProgressMarch 8, 2017
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