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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New research shows slavery’s central role in U.S. economic growth leading up to the Civil War

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How federal place-conscious policies can work to reduce regional inequality in the United States

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Expert Focus: Intersections between racial equity and disaggregation of data

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Equitable Recovery

The future of work and worker power post-COVID a key topic at the 2021 Labor and Employment Relations Association annual conference

LaborCompetitionInequality & Mobility
Equitable Recovery

Sustained U.S. economic recovery depends on major equitable economic investments

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Equitable Recovery

U.S. jobs report: Amid robust employment gains in May policymakers need to consider the future direction of demand-driven employment growth across industries

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Beyond place-based: Reducing regional inequality with place-conscious policies

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The intersectional wage divides faced by Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander women in the United States

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Expert Focus: Examining and elevating the economic experiences of AANHPI populations

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Data Infrastructure for the 21st Century: A Focus on Racial Equity

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The American anti-austerity tradition

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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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