Elisabeth Jacobs

Elisabeth Jacobs

PhD in Sociology, 2008.
Senior Fellow, Urban Institute
Elisabeth Jacobs

Elisabeth Jacobs is a senior fellow focusing on issues related to family economic security and economic mobility. Elisabeth is a nationally recognized expert on family income and earnings instability, low-wage employment and job quality, intergenerational mobility and opportunity, as well as a wide range of related policies including social insurance, labor market regulations, and safety net policies.

Founding Senior Director, Washington Center for Equitable Growth, 2014-2019.
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution, 2011-2014.
Senior Policy Analyst, US Congress Joint Economic Committee, 2009-2011.
American Sociological Association Congressional Fellow, 2008-2009.

Elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance, 2019.

Who Cares?Who Cares? Public Ambivalence and Government Activism from the New Deal to the Second Gilded Age, by Katherine S. Newman and Elisabeth S. Jacobs, has been published by Princeton University Press (2010).


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