Hmong Americans are less likely than the average American to have a household income over $50,000, be employed, or be a college graduate. But the livelihoods of these families, which […]
Kavya Vaghul is a Senior 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 the sleepless nights, routine doctors visits, endless baby supplies, and childcare arrangements, having a child, to put it mildly, is a mammoth investment. Parents put a significant amount of […]
A new working paper quantifies just how the Great Recession affected a group of already vulnerable people—low- and moderate-income households in the Detroit metropolitan area.
Do local financing mechanisms in the U.S. encourage property development at the expense of public education?
A common local financing mechanism known as Tax Increment Financing is a favored policy tool in the United States for revitalizing blighted properties, and, in some cases, even jumpstarting economic […]
According to the National Organization for Women, today is African American women’s Equal Pay Day, when African American women will have worked all of 2015 through today—an additional 236 days—in […]
Hourly wages among U.S. workers vary enormously by gender, race, and education level. This simple interactive tool provides a way to see just how much wages vary within and across […]
It’s no secret that the infrastructure in the United States is underfunded, under-maintained, and, consequently, crumbling in many communities across the country, as it has been over the course of […]
The partial fade-out of cognitive skills is not necessarily an indicator of whether preschool is effective
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
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...