Elisabeth Jacobs

Elisabeth Jacobs


(Sociology, June 2008)
Thesis Title: Family Economic Insecurity in the United States
Committee: Christopher Jencks (chair), Theda Skocpol, William Julius Wilson, Katherine Newman
Initial Placement: American Sociological Association Congressional Fellow (with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pension/Senator Kennedy)
Current Position: Senior Director for Family Economic Security at the Center for Equitable Growth

Elisabeth Jacobs is the Senior Director for Family Economic Security at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Prior to joining Equitable Growth, she was a Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and a co-founder of Brookings’ popular Social Mobility Memos blog. Earlier in her career, she served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Joint Economic Committee of the United States Congress, and as an advisor to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. She holds a doctorate and a master’s from Harvard University, where she was a Fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy at the Kennedy School of Government, and a bachelor’s from Yale University, where she served on the Board of Directors of Dwight Hall, the Center for Public Service and Social Justice

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