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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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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A plan for equitable climate policy in the United States

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In Conversation with Gabriel Zucman

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The implications of U.S. gender and racial disparities in income and wealth inequality at each stage of the innovation process

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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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When will everyone who wants to work have a job in the United States?

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Equitable Growth introduces book of innovative policy ideas for 2020

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Reforming U.S. antitrust enforcement and competition policy

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Improving competition to lower U.S. prescription drug costs

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Wage and employment implications of U.S. labor market monopsony and possible policy solutions

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Aligning U.S. labor law with worker preferences for labor representation

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International trade policy that works for U.S. workers

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Rebuilding U.S. labor market wage standards

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The economic imperative of enacting paid family leave across the United States

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Addressing the need for affordable, high-quality early childhood care and education for all in the United States

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Fair work schedules for the U.S. economy and society: What’s reasonable, feasible, and effective

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Earnings instability and mobility over our working lives: Improving short- and long-term economic well-being for U.S. workers

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