Yesterday an important study by Maria Shriver, in partnership with the Center for American Progress, was released nationwide. The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back From the Brink.
"is a groundbreaking investigation into the millions of women who are doing it all and barely scraping by, struggling to provide and parent in a nation that hasn’t kept pace with the modern realities of their lives. It combines research, analysis and ideas from the nation’s top academic institutions and think tanks, essays by leading thinkers, stories of real women struggling with our modern economy, and a comprehensive poll."
At 400 pages, it's comprehensive, and it includes CEPR's Shawn Fremstad as co-author of the public solutions chapter, titled "Putting Women at the Center of Policymaking." Many essays are by major public figures, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Beyoncé, Eva Longoria, LeBron James, Jada Pinkett Smith, Anne-Marie Slaughter and Sheryl Sandberg.
CEPR is featured in the report's resources section, we've looked at some of the policies discussed in the report, such as paid family leave and paid sick days. As the video trailer for the report says, "It's time to talk about #WhatWomenNeed" to successfully navigate their work and family lives.
So check out the Shriver Report webpage, and you can even download it for free on Kindle until January 15.