Senior Fellow


Beth Almeida

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Beth Almeida is a Senior Fellow at American Progress. Almeida’s research focuses on women’s economic security, aging and retirement, and the labor market. Her research findings have been cited by the Biden White House in support of its economic policies; presented in testimony before the U.S. Congress, federal agencies, and state legislatures; and covered in national and trade media.

Previously, Almeida served as principal researcher at the Center on Aging at the American Institutes for Research, one of the world’s largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. Prior to that, she served as the executive director of the National Institute on Retirement Security and as a senior economist with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. She has served by appointment by the U.S. secretary of labor to the ERISA Advisory Council and the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Labor Research Advisory Council. Almeida holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University.


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Five Facts on Older Women in the Labor Market Fact Sheet
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Five Facts on Older Women in the Labor Market

Older women have made significant recoveries from their disproportionate labor force declines due to the pandemic and will become a larger share of the labor force in the coming decade, but there are many women in this age group who face barriers to enter and stay in the labor force.

Beth Almeida, Sara Estep

Recent Legislative and Executive Acts Represent Promise for Women’s Economic Security Article
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Recent Legislative and Executive Acts Represent Promise for Women’s Economic Security

Women and their families should find some current financial pressures—fueled partly by the gender wage gap—alleviated by recent policy wins, particularly if policymakers prioritize implementing new pathways to good jobs for women in the years ahead.

Lauren Hoffman, Rose Khattar, Beth Almeida, 1 More Isabela Salas-Betsch

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