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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Eight graphs that tell the story of U.S. economic inequality

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

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In Conversation

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

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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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Persistent economic gaps frustrate the dream of racial economic equality in the United States

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Minimum Wages and Racial Inequality

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Preview: Equitable Growth network at ASSA 2020 annual meeting

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Inequality and economic growth

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Equitable Growth’s reception at ASSA 2020

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Equitable Growth joins 10 other organizations in endorsing the Measuring Real Income Growth Act

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McGuinness brings experience building organizations and supporting data-driven policy to Equitable Growth board

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Eight graphs that tell the story of U.S. economic inequality

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To fight falling U.S. intergenerational mobility, tackle economic inequality

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Vision 2020

Equitable Growth’s Vision 2020 book of essays on economic inequality and growth will inform 2020 policy debate

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In Conversation with Fabian Pfeffer

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

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