Topic Economic Inequality

Economic inequality is the unequal distribution of income and wealth and it has been rising in the United States in recent decades. Questions about whether and how this rise in inequality affects economic growth and stability are fundamental to Equitable Growth’s work, which explores how economic inequality impacts individuals and families across a wide range of issues, and what policies might address these challenges.

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In Conversation with Mehrsa Baradaran

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The logistics of a reparations program in the United States

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Eight graphs that tell the story of U.S. economic inequality

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Vision 2020

A plan for equitable climate policy in the United States

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The coronavirus recession and economic inequality: A roadmap to recovery and long-term structural change

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Gender wage inequality in the United States: Causes and solutions to improve family well-being and economic growth

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Equitable Growth president and CEO addresses conference attendees in first public appearance

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Equitable Growth welcomes two new Dissertation Scholars for 2021–22 academic year

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Equitable Recovery

A cost-benefit analysis of The American Families Plan’s proposed investment in a nationwide public preschool program

FamiliesInequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
In Conversation

In Conversation with Carlos Fernando Avenancio-León

Inequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
Equitable Recovery

Equitable Growth’s 2021 policy conference features key speakers and panelists discussing inclusive U.S. economic growth after the coronavirus recession

Inequality & Mobility
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Expert Focus: Presenting evidence for a stronger economic future at Equitable Growth’s 2021 policy conference

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August Jobs Report: Uncertainty and teacher shortages loom over the new school year

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The ‘Transportation Security Index’ can help the United States plan for a more equitable transportation future

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Equitable Recovery

Completing the unfinished New Deal to overcome 21st century U.S. economic inequality

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Equitable Growth announces record $1.39 million in research grants for scholars examining economic inequality and growth

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Minimum Wages and Employment Composition

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The Effects of Redlining Maps: a Novel Estimation Strategy

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