Five years removed from the end of the Great Recession, economists, policymakers, investors, business leaders, and everyday Americans from all walks of life remain concerned about the future of economic […]
Category: Research & Analysis
During the most recent push to raise the federal minimum wage in the United States, more than 600 economists signed a letter encouraging Congress to do so, including seven Nobel […]
Update on Research for Equitable Growth’s Issue Brief “A Regional Look at Single Moms and Upward Mobility”
About a month ago, I put out a short piece assessing the attention given to the relationship between the share of single mothers in an area and economic mobility. As […]
A new data interactive published today by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth should help elevate discussion about the growth of incomes at the very high end of the U.S. […]
What explains the changes in top-earning occupations over the past four decades? Perhaps the most intriguing argument about the current state of income inequality in the English speaking economies that […]
University of Queensland economics professor John Quiggin of Crooked Timber recently published an excellent blog post questioning the usefulness and empirical success of the dominant macroeconomic model of the labor […]
French economist Thomas Piketty’s treatment of housing as capital in his blockbuster “Capital in the 21st Century” is not an excuse to ignore his predictions about rising economic inequality. “Capital […]
This report examines what is known about the importance of early childhood for the development of human capital, then turns to what we know about the effects of family income, employment patterns, and job quality...
Trying to get more enrolled college students to undertake the cost of finishing their degrees might lead to yet further tuition hikes, especially if that route receives government subsidies, without significantly improving their outcomes in...
In this report, we first present terms related to economic mobility, before looking at how economic mobility varies across communities in the United States.