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Boushey, Heather 1970-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 103 publications in 5 languages and 3,392 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses  Abstracts  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: HD8066, 650.11
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Heather Boushey
Finding time : the economics of work-life conflict by Heather Boushey( Book )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in English and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Employers today are demanding more and more of employees' time. And from campaign barbecues to the blogosphere, workers across the United States are raising the same worried question: How can I get ahead at my job while making sure my family doesn't fall behind? Heather Boushey argues that resolving work-life conflicts is as vital for individuals and families as it is essential for realizing the country's productive potential. The federal government, however, largely ignores the connection between individual work-life conflicts and more sustainable economic growth. The consequence: business and government treat the most important things in life--health, children, elders--as matters for workers to care about entirely on their own time and dime. That might have worked in the past, but only thanks to a hidden subsidy: the American Wife, a behind the scenes, stay-at-home fixer of what economists call market failures. When women left the home--out of desire and necessity--the old system fell apart. Families and the larger economy have yet to recover. But change is possible. Finding Time presents detailed innovations to help Americans find the time they need and help businesses attract more productive workers. A policy wonk with working-class roots and a deep understanding of the stresses faced by families up and down the income ladder, Heather Boushey demonstrates with clarity and compassion that economic efficiency and equity do not have to be enemies. They can be reconciled if we have the vision to forge a new social contract for business, government, and private citizens"--Jacket
Political economy and contemporary capitalism : radical perspectives on economic theory and policy by Ron Baiman( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume covers the theoretical method, macroeconomics, microeconomics, international trade and finance, development, and policy of economic theory. It incorporates various alternative approaches as well as a broad spectrum of policy issues
After Piketty : the agenda for economics and inequality by Heather Boushey( Book )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century is the most widely discussed work of economics in recent history, selling millions of copies in dozens of languages. But are its analyses of inequality and economic growth on target? Where should researchers go from here in exploring the ideas Piketty pushed to the forefront of global conversation? A cast of economists and other social scientists tackle these questions in dialogue with Piketty, in what is sure to be a much-debated book in its own right. After Piketty opens with a discussion by Arthur Goldhammer, Piketty's translator into English, of the reasons for Capital's phenomenal success, followed by the published reviews of Nobel laureates Robert Solow and Paul Krugman. The rest of the book is devoted to newly commissioned essays that interrogate Piketty's arguments. Suresh Naidu and other contributors ask whether Piketty said enough about power, slavery, and the complex nature of capital. Laura Tyson and Michael Spence consider the impact of technology on inequality. Heather Boushey, Branko Milanovic, and others consider topics ranging from gender to trends in the global South. Emmanuel Saez lays out an agenda for future research on inequality, while a variety of essayists examine the book's implications for the social sciences more broadly. Piketty replies to these questions in a substantial concluding chapter. An indispensable interdisciplinary work, After Piketty does not shy away from the seemingly intractable problems that made Capital in the Twenty-First Century so compelling for so many.--
Gender and political economy : incorporating diversity into theory and policy by Ellen Mutari( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of articles seeks to extend the boundaries of political economy by exploring the theoretical and policy implications of incorporating diversity into economic theory and public policy. Throughout the work, contributing authors present feminist economics in dialogue with progressive economic theory and public policy. The application of gender analysis in the reformulation of theory draws broadly on empirical studies of women's economic activity and pays close attention to the dynamics of class, race, and sexuality in interaction with gender
The state of working America : 2008-2009 by Lawrence R Mishel( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prepared biennally since 1988, 'The State of Working America' includes a wide variety of data on family incomes, wages, taxes, unemployment, wealth and poverty - data that enable the authors to closely examine the effect of the economy on the living standards of the American people
Hardships in America : the real story of working families by Heather Boushey( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report estimates the number of families who are not making ends meet, determines over 400 basic family budgets for six family types, and examines the hardships faced by families whose income falls below these basic budgets. Finally, it explores how the U.S. can create a social safety net that recognizes that work is not always enough to help families meet their basic needs
The Shriver report : a woman's nation changes everything( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes how a woman's nation changes everything about how we live and work today. Now for the first time in our nation's history, women are half of all U.S. workers and mothers are the primary breadwinners or co-breadwinners in nearly two-thirds of American families. This is a dramatic shift from just a generation ago (in 1967 women made up only one-third of all workers). It changes how women spend their days and has a ripple effect that reverberates throughout our nation. It fundamentally changes how we all work and live, not just women but also their families, their co-workers, their bosses, their faith institutions, and their communities. Quite simply, women as half of all workers changes everything
Engendered economics : incorporating diversity into political economy by Ellen Mutari( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an overview of current developments within feminist political economy, including reformulations of economic theory, historical and empirical research on the economic roles and status of women and people of color, as well as proposals for broadening the public policy agenda. Rather than offering a feminist critique of neoclassical economics, this volume presents feminist economics in dialogue with progressive economic theory and public policy. It differentiates itself further by addressing issues of class, race and sexuality in interaction with gender
When work just isn't enough : measuring hardships faced by families after moving from welfare to work by Heather Boushey( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examined the extent to which families faced hardships in moving from welfare to work, highlighting: families who received Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) during the last month of the Survey of Income and Program Participation or the National Survey of American Families; families who received other public assistance in the last month of either survey; recent AFDC leavers; and families who received AFDC at some point over a year before the surveys. Hardship indicators were food insecurity, insufficient health care access, housing problems, and inadequate child care. There was little difference among families who left welfare recently compared to those who left more than a year ago, unless the family contained a full-time worker. Even then, these families did not do as well as poor families overall. Poor families who worked part-time had more difficulty, relative to poor families with a full-time worker or no worker at all, meeting housing needs. Families recently not receiving AFDC and with a full-time worker were more likely than families with a part-time worker to worry about food and have their children in child care facilities with inadequate numbers of adults. (Contains 9 tables, 27 references.) (SM)
Debatiendo con Piketty : la agenda para la economía y la desigualdad( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our working nation : how working women are reshaping America's families and economy and what it means for policymakers : a policy roadmap by Heather Boushey( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A report outlining a policy agenda focused on ensuring that workers from across the income strata and in all kinds of families can manage work-family conflict. The report focuses on four key areas: updating basic labor standards to account for the fact that most workers also have family responsibilities by instituting predictable and flexible workplace schedules; improving basic fairness in our workplace by ending discrimination against all workers, including pregnant women and caregivers; providing direct support to working families with childcare and eldercare needs and improving our knowledge about family responsive workplace policies by collecting national data on work-life policies offered by employers and analyzing the effectiveness of existing state and local policies
Helping breadwinners when it can't wait : a progressive program for family leave insurance by Heather Boushey( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A paper defining the family leave crisis facing working-class Americans, detailing how employers have thwarted national family leave policy proposals in Congress and proposing a Social Security Cares program that would allow workers to access Social Security benefits for income when they experience any of the three life events covered by the Family Medical Leave Act
Inequality and Household Economic Hardship in the United States of America by Heather Boushey( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Income inequality in the United States of America has increased over the past few decades. Along with this development, employee compensation as a share of national income has tended to decline, the profit share of national income has grown, and inequality within labour has risen. There is no empirical support for the argument that greater inequality has resulted in faster productivity growth, but there is some indication that rising inequality has been connected to slower demand growth. Increased access to credit may have temporarily muted the implications of greater income inequality
Coming up short : current unemployment insurance benefits fail to meet basic family needs by Heather Boushey( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unbound : how inequality constricts our economy and what we can do about it by Heather Boushey( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many fear that efforts to address inequality will undermine the economy as a whole. But the opposite is true: rising inequality has become a drag on growth and an impediment to market competition. Heather Boushey breaks down the problem and argues that we can preserve our nation's economic traditions while promoting shared economic growth"--
Piketi igo : keizaigaku to fubyōdō no tameno ajenda( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aepeuteo Piketi( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in Korean and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century is the most widely discussed work of economics in recent history, selling millions of copies in dozens of languages. But are its analyses of inequality and economic growth on target? Where should researchers go from here in exploring the ideas Piketty pushed to the forefront of global conversation? A cast of economists and other social scientists tackle these questions in dialogue with Piketty, in what is sure to be a much-debated book in its own right. After Piketty opens with a discussion by Arthur Goldhammer, Piketty's translator into English, of the reasons for Capital's phenomenal success, followed by the published reviews of Nobel laureates Robert Solow and Paul Krugman. The rest of the book is devoted to newly commissioned essays that interrogate Piketty's arguments. Suresh Naidu and other contributors ask whether Piketty said enough about power, slavery, and the complex nature of capital. Laura Tyson and Michael Spence consider the impact of technology on inequality. Heather Boushey, Branko Milanovic, and others consider topics ranging from gender to trends in the global South. Emmanuel Saez lays out an agenda for future research on inequality, while a variety of essayists examine the book's implications for the social sciences more broadly. Piketty replies to these questions in a substantial concluding chapter. An indispensable interdisciplinary work, After Piketty does not shy away from the seemingly intractable problems that made Capital in the Twenty-First Century so compelling for so many."--
Staying employed after welfare : work supports and job quality vital to employment tenure and wage growth by Heather Boushey( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social structures of insulation : theory and evidence on the relationship between unemployment, wages, discrimination, and social policy by Heather Boushey( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation develops the theoretical concept of the social structures of insulation and tests it empirically through (1) replicating and extending Blanchflower and Oswald's (1994) wage curve; and (2) empirically exploring the relationship between unemployment, wages, and welfare. The replication of Blanchflower and Oswald's (1994) findings shows that the wage curve (1) cannot be replicated for 1994 using state-level unemployment for the nation as a whole; (2) is replicated for 1994 for urban areas with an even stronger wage curve in the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the US; (3) is sensitive to the measure of the unemployment variable: in regressions, an alternative measure of unemployment--the "non-employment rate"--Shows a stronger wage curve than regressions with the unemployment rate. The disaggregated analysis of the wage curve shows that African American workers experience the largest effects of unemployment on wages--both in terms of the aggregated unemployment rate and in terms of African American unemployment. Those living in large, urban areas have a greater elasticity of wages with respect to unemployment, and, again, this is even more so for African Americans. The addition of welfare to the wage curve shows that all workers' wages are positively elastic with respect to welfare benefits and negatively elastic with respect to unemployment
Piketty i co dalej? : plan dla ekonomii i nierówności( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Political economy and contemporary capitalism : radical perspectives on economic theory and policy
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Gender and political economy : incorporating diversity into theory and policyThe state of working America : 2008-2009
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Boushey, H. 1970-

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Heather Boushey American economist

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