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High-Wire Act: Balancing Families and Jobs at Precarious Points: The Role of Work-Leave in New Zealand and the US

Prepared by Jodie Levin-Epstein, June 2004

About the author

Jodie Levin-Epstein is Deputy Director of the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) in Washington, DC. At CLASP, Jodie’s advocacy contributes to the political re-emergence of poverty. She also focuses on paid leave and workplace flexibility. She has previously been the deputy director of Advocates for Youth, an aide to Sen. Dick Clark, an appointee at Agriculture in the Carter Administration, and served on the White House and National Academy of Sciences’ hunger task forces. She sits on the National Advisory Council of the Women's Economic Security Campaign. A graduate of Grinnell College, she received it's honorary Doctorate of Laws. During Jodies Ian Axford Fellowship exchange to New Zealand she was based at the Ministry of Social Policy in Wellington, where she researched how New Zealand and US social policies promote a balance between work and family, particularly for sole parents including those receiving welfare.

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