Fifty years after the arrival of the contemporary women’s movement on the national stage, the U.S. workforce and the U.S. economy are the beneficiaries of the enormous strides in gender […]
Category: Human Capital
The top 1 percent income earners in the United States hit a new high last year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
Between 1979 and 2013, in both married- and single-parent families, women’s earnings from higher wages and added hours have been positive across all income groups. In fact, for families with young children, women’s earnings from...
Equitable Growth’s Executive Director and Chief Economist Heather Boushey talks with economist Claudia Goldin of Harvard University about her research on the gender wage gap, how it stems from the hours some occupations, and some...
Last week we published an interactive graph showing trends in U.S. labor force participation since 1975, using data from the Current Population Survey. While that graph lets you select which […]
If you want to know how the labor market has changed over time, you usually look at the unemployment rate or maybe the employment-to-population ratio. But while those summary statistics […]
School resources play a major role in student achievement, and finance reforms can effect major reductions in inequality between high- and low-income school districts.
In the second installment of the interactive Mapping Student Debt project, we document that the geography of student loan delinquency is highly racialized.
Heather Boushey testifies before the D.C. Council on the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015.
Discussions of how wages vary for different workers are often abstract. Most analyses focus on just wage levels, paying little attention to who the workers are, what they do, or […]