Exploring religion’s role in the paid family leave debate
Aparna Mathur is a senior economist on the White House Council of Economic Advisers. She previously researched economic policy for the American Enterprise Institute and served as co-director of the AEI-Brookings Working Group on Paid Family Leave.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is a Democratic senator from New York. Paid family leave was a core focus of Gillibrand’s brief 2020 presidential election campaign.
Lyman Stone is a research fellow with the Institute for Family Studies and an adjunct fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He has researched and written about immigration, education and family-related policies. Stone currently serves as a missionary in the Lutheran Church-Hong Kong Synod.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is a Democratic senator from Arizona. She is widely believed to be the first member of Congress who is nonreligious, although she has not embraced the label. Sinema is co-sponsor of a bipartisan paid leave bill that would enable new parents to fund their leave time by borrowing against future child tax […]
Richard Reeves is a senior fellow in economic studies at Brookings, where he also directs the Future of the Middle Class Initiative and co-directs the Center on Children and Families. He has studied a variety of family-related economic issues, including income inequality and paid leave.
Maggie Cordish is a fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, where she focuses on issues related to early childhood and family leave. She previously served as a family and child care policy adviser in the White House Office of Economic Initiatives and worked with Ivanka Trump on paid family leave. Arrange an interview by filling […]
Rachel Anderson is a resident fellow with the Center for Public Justice, where she leads the Families Valued project. She has authored or co-authored numerous reports on family leave policies and argues that paid leave should be seen as a religious issue.
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