Research on Women’s Work and the Family at the Urban Institute
In 1975, with assistance from The Ford Foundation, the Urban Institute established the Program of Research on Women and Family Policy. The aim of the Program is to provide objective analyses of the ongoing changes in women’s economic and social status and the implications of these changes for individuals, families, and economic and social institutions. It seeks to provide insight into the changing roles of women and men associated with the increase in the percentage of women in the U.S. labor force, and to offer a factual and conceptual basis for both public and private decision making. Because of this broad objective, the staff represents a wide range of social science perspectives including economics, sociology, demography, and social psychology.
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