Ipshita Pal is an empirical social scientist, trained in economics (Delhi) , social work (Delhi) and policy analysis (Oxford, Columbia). Her research program centers around working-age adults as they balance paid work with the rest of their lives, particularly care work, and negotiate between what is best for themselves, their employers and their loved ones. She is interested to understand what external factors, from public policies to working conditions, help and hinder this balancing act and quest for the best possible life, and their implications for the well-being of individuals and families. Pal is currently a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Columbia University School of Social Work, where she works on the "National Study of the Chaning Workforce 2016", an external project of the Families and Work Institute (PI: Jane Waldfogel). Pal received her PhD in 2016, also from the Columbia University School of Social Work, where she specialized in Social Policy and Policy Analysis. Please refer to the CV for further details.