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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Equitable Growth’s household pulse graphs: September 2–14 edition

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The hidden costs of stock-market-first U.S. economic policies

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Main Street’s workers, families, and small businesses are now suffering as Wall Street prospers from policies to fight the coronavirus recession

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Wage discrimination and the exploitation of workers in the U.S. labor market

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College football’s inequality dilemma amid the coronavirus recession

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Labor Day: Labor standards and institutional support for collective action are essential for an equitable U.S. economy

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Economic policy guides to reduce inequality for the 2020 U.S. election-year presidential and congressional transition

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What is Gross Domestic Product, and what does it measure?

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Get more money immediately to U.S. families and help them out of the coronavirus recession

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Equitable Growth announces record $1.07 million in research grants on inequality and broadly shared growth

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

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Measuring the rise of wealth inequality, capital gains, and income inequality

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