OCTOBER 25, 2018—Policies for Action is thrilled to announce a new Research Hub led by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and the University of California, Berkeley. The hub will investigate how income and workplace policies can help parents protect and invest in the health and well-being of their families. Led by Heidi Hartmann of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and William H. Dow of the University of California, Berkeley, the policy research team will work closely with Ascend at the Aspen Institute and other partners to dramatically expand the evidence base for these types of policies, especially at the state and local levels.
The hub has designed a cutting-edge research portfolio and will also produce several “rapid response” projects to quickly provide high-quality analysis to the questions that policymakers are asking today. The hub will translate the research into reports that are available and accessible to a variety of audiences working to advance policy solutions to promote healthy working families.
- The Effect of Minimum Wages on “Deaths of Despair”
Principal Investigators: Michael Reich and Sylvia Allegretto, University of California, Berkeley
- A Nudge for Better Health: Taking Advantage of Income Supports
Principal Investigators: Jesse Rothstein and Hilary Hoynes, University of California, Berkeley
- Can the Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) Boost Child Health?
Principal Investigator: Rita Hamad, University of California, San Francisco
- Can San Francisco’s Paid Parental Leave Ordinance Help Close the Gap for Low-income Families?
Principal Investigator: William H. Dow, University of California, Berkeley
- Who’s Watching the Kids?: Family-friendly Schedules and Child Care Stability
Principal Investigators: Daniel Schneider, University of California, Berkeley and Kristen Harknett, University of California, San Francisco
- Incorporating Health Status in the IWPR Paid Leave Policy Simulation Model
Principal Investigators: Jeffrey Hayes and Heidi Hartmann, Institute for Women's Policy Research
- How Paid Family Leave Policies Affects Nursing Home Utilization and Costs
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Hayes, Institute for Women's Policy Research
We sat down with Heidi and Will to talk about the current policy landscape, what gaps they’re trying to fill with their research portfolio, and how they intend to tackle these big questions about income and workplace policies. Read our full conversation on P4A Spark.