Author: Maureen Conway

Vice President of the Aspen Institute and Executive Director of the Institute's Economic Opportunities Program 

 

Maureen Conway is a Vice President of the Aspen Institute and Executive Director of the Institute's Economic Opportunities Program (EOP). Ms. Conway founded EOP's Workforce Strategies Initiative (AspenWSI) and has headed up workforce research at the Aspen Institute since 1999. She leads a team of researchers and consultants in a variety of initiatives to identify and advance strategies that help low-income Americans gain ground in today's labor market.

Did Short-Term Thinking Harm the Long-Term Success of U.S. Workers?

by Maureen Conway
— Americans work harder than almost anyone else in the world, putting in more hours per week and more weeks per year than workers in most other developed countries. But eventually, the powerful economic growth America’s workforce was driving stopped benefiting the workers themselves. Read more

Education Alone Won’t End Income Inequality

by Maureen Conway
— Even without a plan for how to achieve or pay for vastly more higher education, everyone seems to agree it is somehow the solution to poverty, economic disenfranchisement and inequality. Alas, it almost surely will not work. Read more

Reducing Inequality: Six Next Moves for Business

by Maureen Conway and Judith Samuelson
— Business is beginning to focus on how they can be part of the solution as America works through a conversation about fair wages and the role of income inequality. Following moves by employers like Aetna Healthcare, Wal-mart, GM and others, here are some recommendations for maintaining momentum. Read more