Jodie Levin-Epstein

Deputy Director, Center for Law & Social Policy (CLASP)

Jodie Levin-Epstein’s research focus is on paid leave and workplace flexibility, particularly as they impact low income workers. Her numerous CLASP publications include Getting Punched: The Job and Family Clock and Seizing the Moment: State Governments and the New Commitment to Reduce Poverty in America.  She has been involved in efforts to create paid sick days legislation, working to mobilize progressive businesses to support new labor standards. Ms. Levin-Epstein has also played a key role in the re-emergence of poverty in recent public discourse. Her 2006 report Targeting Poverty: Aim at a Bull’s Eye describes and identifies recent efforts around the nation to set targets for the elimination or reduction of poverty. In addition, Ms. Levin-Epstein is responsible for creating, managing, and hosting CLASP’s widely acclaimed national audio conferences on low-income and poverty issues and managing the initiative, Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity:  The Source for News, Ideas and Action. Ms. Levin-Epstein is a graduate of Grinnell College from which, in 2009, she  received an honorary doctorate of law.