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Catherine S. Harvey, MA Senior Policy Research Analyst, Financial Security - AARP Skip to content

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Catherine Harvey, MA

Senior Policy Advisor

Areas of Expertise

Savings, retirement security, labor


Catherine Harvey is dedicated to restoring the link between hard work and financial security in today’s rapidly changing economy. As a policy research senior analyst in the AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI), she works on policies to help people save for their goals.

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 a Masters in Policy Management from Georgetown University and a BA in international relations and Spanish from the University of Delaware.


Selected Publications


Harvey, C.S. and W. Shiflett, “Liquid Savings of Working Households Ages 50-64,” (Washington, DC: AARP Public Policy Institute, May 2017).

Harvey, C.S., “Access to Workplace Retirement Plans by Race and Ethnicity,” (Washington, DC: AARP Public Policy Institute, February 2017).

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).[HCS1]