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Economic Opportunity and Values

The recent political discussion of the "middle class squeeze" has emphasized themes of both economic opportunity and values. This event delved more deeply in the policies that address the stresses on modern families, as New America's Work & Family Program presented its third event in a series entitled "The Stresses on 21st Century Families."

This event series provided a venue for discussing the current state of American families, including their need for increased workplace flexibility to balance work and family commitments as well as new policy approaches for addressing the changing needs of working families.


The New America Foundation
1630 Connecticut Ave., NW 7th Floor
Washington, DC, 20009
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  • Jared Bernstein
    Senior Economist, Economic Policy Institute

  • Jacob Hacker
    Fellow, New America Foundation, Professor of Political Science, Yale University and Author, The Divided Welfare State: The Political Battle over Public and Private Social Benefits in the United States

  • Jason Furman
    Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

  • Karen Kornbluh
    Director, Work and Family Program, New America Foundation

  • Ryan Lizza
    White House Correspondent, The New Republic