Care Work and Wage Inequality in the United States: A Role for Care as Industrial Policy


June 5, 2024    
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


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Friends Meeting of Washington
2111 Decatur Pl NW, Washington, DC, 20008

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   Care Work and Wage Inequality in the United States

A Role for Care as Industrial Policy

Wednesday, June 5th, 4 p.m. to 5:30 pm.

Friends Meeting of Washington (near Dupont Circle)
2111 Decatur Pl NW, Washington, DC 20008 (nearest metro Dupont North / Q St. exit)

Refreshments courtesy of DC LERA

Join the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (DC LERA) for a presentation by Kate Bahn, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at the Institute for Women’s Policy and Research, and Lauren Fung, Research Analyst at the Urban Institute. Moderated by DC LERA board member Christian Collins.

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Kate Bahn is the Chief Economist and Senior Vice President at IWPR. Before joining IWPR, Kate served as the director of research of WorkRise, a research-to-action network hosted by the Urban Institute, and as a chief economist and the director of labor market policy at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. She was also an economist at the Center for American Progress and served as the executive vice president and secretary for the International Association for Feminist Economics. Her research areas include gender, race, and ethnicity in the labor market, care work, and monopsonistic labor markets.

Bahn has testified before Congress, and her commentary has been featured on Bloomberg, Marketplace, NPR, MSNBC, AP News, and other media outlets. She received her BA from Hampshire College and her PhD in economics from the New School for Social Research.

Lauren Fung is a research analyst at the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Her research focuses on guaranteed income, housing affordability, and maternal health. Before joining the Urban Institute, Fung received a bachelor’s degree with honors in public policy and economics from Brown University.

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