Betsey Stevenson, CNN: "The policy is designed to make sure workers as well as companies benefit from this federal investment. Another way to think about it is that we really need government involved in child care.”
Stevenson is a labor economist who publishes widely about the labor market and the impact of public policies on outcomes both in the labor market and for families. Her research explores women's labor market experiences, the economic forces shaping the modern family, and how these experiences and forces influence each other. She served as the chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor from 2010 to 2011, participating as the secretary's deputy to the White House economic team.