Economic inequality in the United States appears to be trapped in a vicious cycle, as shown by several new working papers published today by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth alongside other recent research
Kavya Vaghul is a Research Analyst at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Prior to joining Equitable Growth, Kavya worked as a consultant for the City of Redmond, Washington and served as a legislative intern with Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington state. Kavya graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 2013 with a degree in Public Health with concentrations in statistics and international development.
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...
While women in young families have increased their work hours as much as women in working-age families, young families have seen much smaller growth in women’s wages compared to working-age families.
This issue brief explores the role that women’s added work hours and earnings play in families across income and race and ethnicity in the United States.
Over the past four decades, women’s increased earnings and work hours have been essential as American families seek to find and maintain economic security.
Because carbon dioxide emissions increase greenhouse gas levels and in turn exacerbate climate change, environmentalists have been proposing a tax on the carbon contents of goods and services. Here's how that relates to equity.
In the second installment of the interactive Mapping Student Debt project, we document that the geography of student loan delinquency is highly racialized.
The decline in the quit rate started in 2000 around the same time that the Baby Boom Generation starting hitting retirement age. This timing has sparked some concerns that a considerable amount of this decline...
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 […]
If the United States were to invest in a public, voluntary, high-quality universal prekindergarten program starting in 2016 and fully phased in by 2017, what would the long-term impacts be […]