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Catherine S. Harvey, MA

Senior Policy Research Analyst, Financial Security

Catherine S. Harvey, MA

Areas of Expertise

Savings, retirement security, labor


Catherine Harvey is a policy research senior analyst at the AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI), where she works on savings policy, with a focus on improving retirement security for millions of Americans whose employers do not offer a retirement plan.

Prior to joining AARP, Catherine managed the economic policy project at the National Council of La Raza—the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S. She conducted policy analysis and led advocacy campaigns on labor market issues, budget and tax policy, and retirement security. In addition to several policy briefs, she authored a comprehensive study of the Hispanic workforce and a report on the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program.

Catherine holds an MA in policy management from Georgetown University and a BA in international relations and Spanish from the University of Delaware.

Selected Publications

Harvey, C.S., “Enhancing Latino Retirement Readiness in California,” (Washington, DC: National Council of La Raza, May 2015).

Harvey, C.S., “Giving Them an Edge? The Effects of Work Experience on the Employment Prospects of Latino Young Men,” (Washington, DC: National Council of La Raza, June 2011).

Singley, C., “Fractures in the Foundation: The Latino Worker’s Experience in an Era of Declining Job Quality,” (Washington, DC: National Council of La Raza, 2009).