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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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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The rising financialization of the U.S. economy harms workers and their families, threatening a strong recovery

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The evidence behind Biden’s big plans for rebuilding infrastructure, reducing poverty, and combating inequality

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Equitable Growth’s second annual academic research report

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The American Dream is less of a reality today in the United States, compared to other peer nations

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Trends in Absolute Income Mobility in North America and Europe

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Expert Focus: Examining and strengthening U.S. care infrastructure

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How inequities in U.S. taxation can perpetuate systemic racism

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Measuring what matters: Zeroing in on Latina women to address persistent low Hispanic homeownership rates in the United States

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The latest Jobs Day report is encouraging yet the number of U.S. workers jobless for 27 weeks or more keeps climbing

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What the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey reveals about the first year of the coronavirus recession, in six charts

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Equitable Growth network helps Biden-Harris administration implement evidence-backed economic policy

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Expert Focus: Supporting women’s labor force participation to boost U.S. economic growth and recovery

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