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International Approaches to Work and Family Policy: Cross-National Lessons for Meeting the Needs of Working Families

Over the past decade, advanced industrialized countries have been crafting policy solutions to meet the needs of a 21st century workforce. At the briefing, international work and family policy experts will highlight what the US can learn from these examples. Join us for the third meeting of the Work & Family Program of New America's Congressional briefing series. This forum will highlight innovative ways to address the needs of working parents based on cross-national lessons, as well as provide an opportunity to learn about ways in which other nations have addressed the changing needs of the workforce.


Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2105
Washington, DC


  • Lynn Woolsey
    (DCA-6), U.S. House of Representatives

  • Janet Gornick
    Associate Professor, Baruch College, City University of New York and Author, Families That Work: Policies for Reconciling Parenthood and Employment

  • Doris Barnett
    Deputy Speaker on Economics and Labor, Social Democratic Parlimentary Group of Germany

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