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Friday, March 19, 2021

In AWE of the Academy’s Women Extraordinaire

William Arnone, Chief Executive Officer

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we are reflecting on the many contributions women have made to our Academy over its nearly 35 years of existence. We also look forward to more women shaping the evolving social insurance infrastructure that protects all of us.

(To commemorate International Women’s Day in 2017, we reviewed the critical roles that women have played in the development of social insurance in the United States.)

Female leadership at the Academy’s founding

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Friday, March 19, 2021

Pathways to Economic Security: Conference Recap and Takeaways

Emphasizing stakeholder voices and new partnerships

The Academy’s 33rd annual policy conference, Pathways to Economic Security: Bringing All Voices to the Table, was held virtually on March 2-4, 2021. Stakeholders' perspectives led policy conversations around economic security throughout the keynotes, panel dialogues, and workshops.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Initial meetings of Unemployment Insurance Task Force highlight concerns about the disproportionate share of women and workers of color in precarious jobs

Elaine Weiss, Director of Policy

Image Source: How the American Unemployment System FailedNew York Times;  Data: Stephen Wandner, National Academy of Social Insurance and Christopher O’Leary, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Equity, Equality, and Social Insurance

William Arnone, Chief Executive Officer

A year ago (February 2020), I wrote a piece on the importance of values-driven social insurance. In this piece, I asked:

What are the underlying values that make social insurance resonate with most Americans? Is there a normative framework through which social insurance might be viewed? Will values emerge as a focus of the 2020 election?

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Friday, January 22, 2021

Democracy and Social Insurance

William Arnone, Chief Executive Officer

With the peaceful transfer of power in the United States threatened by violence and deliberate attempts to undermine our fundamental democratic processes, the vital role of social insurance in a democratic society needs to be reinforced  – especially as we continue to face an extremely divided political environment.

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