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

In Conversation with Mehrsa Baradaran

Inequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
Vision 2020

The logistics of a reparations program in the United States

Tax & MacroeconomicsInequality & MobilityFamilies
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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
Coronavirus Recession

The coronavirus recession and economic inequality: A roadmap to recovery and long-term structural change

LaborTax & MacroeconomicsInequality & Mobility
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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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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

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesLabor
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

CompetitionLaborInequality & Mobility
Boosting Wages

Addressing gender and racial disparities in the U.S. labor market to boost wages and power innovation

CompetitionInequality & MobilityLabor
Boosting Wages

Place-conscious federal policies to reduce regional economic disparities in the United States

Inequality & MobilityLabor
Boosting Wages

Sovereignty and improved economic outcomes for American Indians: Building on the gains made since 1990

Inequality & MobilityLabor
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Expert Focus: Understanding the role of market structure in equitable growth

CompetitionInequality & Mobility
Coronavirus Recession

New research shows the impact of 2020 job and income losses on family dynamics and parents’ mental health in vulnerable households

FamiliesInequality & MobilityLabor
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Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Family Dynamics in Economically Vulnerable Households

FamiliesInequality & MobilityLabor
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Equitable Growth 2021: People and Research Advancing Economic Evidence

Inequality & Mobility
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Equitable Growth’s Household Pulse graphs: October 14 – 26

Inequality & Mobility
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