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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Higher education is not the U.S. mobility engine it could be because admissions practices are rigging the system

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
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Public investment is crucial to strengthening U.S. economic growth and tackling inequality

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In Conversation with Gabriel Zucman

Inequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
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The Federal Reserve’s new Distributional Financial Accounts provide telling data on growing U.S. wealth and income inequality

Inequality & Mobility
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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

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

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesLabor

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In Conversation with Fabian Pfeffer

Tax & MacroeconomicsInequality & Mobility
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Higher education is not the U.S. mobility engine it could be because admissions practices are rigging the system

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
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New board member Mehrsa Baradaran brings expertise on economic inequality and the racial wealth gap

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Equitable Growth CEO Talks All Things Economic Inequality in Recent Reddit “Ask Me Anything” series

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Vision 2020: Evidence for a Stronger Economy

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The political influence and preferences of the U.S. economic elite

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