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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For Juneteenth: A look at economic racial inequality between white and black Americans

Inequality & Mobility
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Why it’s important to pay attention to distributional consequences of economic policies

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Wealthier individuals receive higher returns to wealth

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Paid family care leave

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In Conversation with Janet Currie

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