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Raising the Global Floor: Dismantling The Myth That We Can't Afford Good Working Conditions For…

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News stories on the impact of job loss appear daily in the media. Less reported is that working conditions in many countries around the world have deteriorated as rapidly as jobs have been lost-and this affects ten times as many people. Working conditions…
Equal Partners: A Physician's Call For A New Spirit Of Medicine

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One week after graduating with honors from medical school, Jody Heymann woke up in an emergency room with no memory of how she got there, and, within hours, was transformed from physician into patient. The hospitalization and brain surgery that followed taught…
The Widening Gap: Why America's Working Families Are in Jeopardy - and What Can be Done About It

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This hard-hitting book draws on the first systematic national research on how the need to meet family obligations is affecting working Americans of all social classes and ethnic groups. What happens when kids get sick? When an elderly parent is hospitalized? How…
Children's Chances: How Countries Can Move From Surviving To Thriving

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Most parents care deeply about their children. If that were enough, we would not see the inequalities we currently do in children’s opportunities and healthy development—children out of school, children laboring, children living in poverty. While the…
Trade and Health: Seeking Common Ground

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Seeking improved health and increased income have long been common goals. Those who make the case that free trade will help everyone argue that the growth from increased trade will be shared and will improve people's lives. But they have not answered the…
Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the…

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In the last half-century, radical changes have rippled through the workplace and the home from Boston to Bombay. In the face of rapid globalization, these changes affect us all, and we can no longer confine ourselves to addressing working and social conditions…
Healthier Societies: From Analysis to Action

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Extensive research has shown that social factors are as important as biological ones in determining health, and their impact is enormous in both adults and children. The challenge of changing public policies and programs remains. Healthier Societies: From…
Taking Parenting Public: The Case for a New Social Movement
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|February 5, 2002

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Taking Parenting Public makes a compelling case that parenting has become dangerously undervalued in America today. It calls for a new investment—both personal and public—into the work of raising children and argues that we are all 'stockholders' in the next…
Making Equal Rights Real: Taking Effective Action to Overcome Global Challenges

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Making Equal Rights Real brings together leaders from around the world who have been working effectively to increase equal economic and social rights, ranging from rights in the workplace to property ownership and education. The contributors tell the detailed…
Ensuring a Sustainable Future: Making Progress on Environment and Equity
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|September 13, 2013

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There is very little argument that the world is facing severe environmental challenges. Ongoing air and water pollution, increasing energy consumption, and the depletion of natural resources have all placed considerable stress on the capacity of our environment…
Disability and Equity at Work
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|December 13, 2013

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Despite international and national guarantees of equal rights, there remains a great deal to be done to achieve global employment equality for individuals with disabilities. In OECD countries, the employment rate of persons with disabilities was just over 40%,…
Profit at the Bottom of the Ladder: Creating Value by Investing in Your Workforce

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Most managers assume that surviving, especially in recessions, requires slashing wages, benefits, and other workforce expenses. And lowest-skilled workers are often viewed as the most expendable. In Profit at the Bottom of the Ladder, Jody Heymann overturns these…