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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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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In Conversation with Gabriel Zucman

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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

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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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U.S. economic policy principles for confronting the coronavirus recession

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The most exposed workers in the coronavirus recession are also key consumers: Making sure they get help is key to fighting the recession

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The Matching Multiplier and the Amplification of Recessions

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The latest research on the public health and economic costs and benefits of containing the coronavirus pandemic

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Two things state and local governments can do to mitigate the coronavirus recession in the United States

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What Members of Congress Can Do After the Bailout

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U.S. Census Day 2020: The history and the challenges amid the coronavirus recession

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The importance of an expanded U.S. Unemployment Insurance system during the coronavirus recession

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The long-term consequences of recessions for U.S. workers

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Getting money urgently to low-wage U.S. workers

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To prevent a long-term recession, make the U.S. government the payor of last resort now

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Expert Focus: Women’s History Month

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