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.