The Future of Work and Care: Universal Family Care

Date: November 6, 2019


The National Academy of Social Insurance, with support from Caring Across Generations and the Ford Foundation, recently released a groundbreaking report on Designing Universal Family Care: State-Based Social Insurance Programs for Early Child Care and Education, Paid Family and Medical Leave, and Long-Term Services and Supports. The report explores strategies that states could pursue to better support families in meeting evolving care needs over the lifespan. This analysis was developed over a year of deliberations by a Study Panel of 29 experts in care policy from a variety of perspectives.

In this symposium, Alexandra Bradley (Lead Policy Analyst on the Academy Study Panel) and Benjamin Veghte (Study Panel Director and now Research Director at Caring Across Generations) identified gaps in our care infrastructure and policy options developed by the Study Panel to address them. Elise Gould (Senior Economist at EPI) discussed her recently co-authored study on value-based budgeting for California’s early care and education system. And Robert Espinoza (Vice President of Policy at PHI) reported on his research on the relation between quality direct care jobs and quality long-term care and propose standards for direct care jobs and workforce policy.

What: Symposium on strategies to meet families’ evolving care needs.

Who: Alexandra Bradley, Caregiving Study Panel project
Benjamin Veghte, 
Caring Across Generations
Elise Gould, 
Economic Policy Institute
Robert Espinoza,

When: Wednesday, November 6
12 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Eastern

Where: Economic Policy Institute
1225 I St. NW, Suite 600