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

Inequality & Mobility
Vision 2020

A plan for equitable climate policy in the United States

Inequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
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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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Executive action to improve U.S. economic measurements

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Carbon Pricing and Innovation in a World of Political Constraints

Inequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
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Expert Focus: Diversifying the economics profession

Inequality & Mobility
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Executive action to coordinate federal countercyclical regulatory policy

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesTax & Macroeconomics
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The wage divide for Black and Latinx workers goes deeper than a ‘skills gap’ or requiring more credentials

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesLabor
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How combating voter suppression can help close the economic divides between Black and White Americans and spur U.S. economic growth

Inequality & Mobility
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The consequences of political inequality and voter suppression for U.S. economic inequality and growth

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Expert Focus: Understanding the economic impacts of climate change

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesTax & Macroeconomics
Boosting Wages

New Equitable Growth book presents broad structural changes to boost U.S. wages for more equitable and sustainable economic growth

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesLabor
Boosting Wages

Foreword: Boosting Wages for U.S. Workers in the New Economy

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Boosting Wages

Broad structural change is needed to boost wages in a U.S. economy that is more equitable to produce strong, sustainable economic growth

LaborInequality & MobilityFamilies
Boosting Wages

Boosting wages when U.S. labor markets are not competitive

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