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Heather Boushey is a senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR). As a labor economist, Dr. Boushey studies current trends in the U.S. labor market and how social policies help or harm workers and their families. Dr. Boushey is a Research Affiliate with the National Poverty Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and on the editorial review board of WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society and the Journal of Poverty...

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Heather Boushey is a senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR). As a labor economist, Dr. Boushey studies current trends in the U.S. labor market and how social policies help or harm workers and their families. She has recently written reports on the minimum wage, student debt, child care usage and mothers’ labor force participation. She has testified before Congress and authored numerous reports and commentaries on issues affecting working families, including the implications of the 1996 welfare reform.

Dr. Boushey’s research has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, as well as many regional papers. Before joining CEPR, Dr. Boushey worked at the Economic Policy Institute, where she co-authored The State of Working America 2002-3 and Hardships in America: The Real Story of Working Families.

Dr. Boushey is a Research Affiliate with the National Poverty Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and on the editorial review board of WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society and the Journal of Poverty and on the Voice professional women advisory committee. Her work has appeared in Dollars & Sense, In These Times, and New Labor Forum, and peer-reviewed journals, including, Review of Political Economy and National Women’s Studies Association Journal.

She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the New School for Social Research and her B.A. from Hampshire College.


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