Heidi Hartmann (born 1945) is a feminist economist and the founder of the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), a scientific research organization formed to meet the need for women-centered, public policy research. She is also the organization's president and a Research Professor at the The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Her areas of expertise include women and the economy, workforce participation, employment, pay equity, and Social Security. She has testified many times before the U.S. Congress, and her research is cited in various media outlets.
Dr. Hartmann is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and serves on the Board of the American Academy of Political and Social Insurance. She is an advisor to Campaign for America's Future and also is co-chair of the Older Women's Economic Security Task Force of the National Council of Women's Organizations. She lectures widely on women, economics, and public policy and has published many articles in journals. She is a graduate of Swarthmore College and earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University. She also holds honorary degrees from Swarthmore College and Claremont Graduate University. In 1994, she received the MacArthur Fellowship Award, commonly known as the 'genius' award, for her work in the field of women and economics.
She is a co-author of Still A Man’s Labor Market: The Long-Term Earnings Gap; Unnecessary Losses: Costs to Americans of the Lack of Family and Medical Leave; Equal Pay for Working Families; and Survival at the Bottom: The Income Packages of Low-Income Families with Children.
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