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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Jobs report: November posted weaker-than-expected job gains while visa backlogs could dampen further U.S. employment growth

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The impact of neighborhood disparities on intergenerational mobility and economic growth in the United States

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Beyond Health: Non-Health Risk and the Value of Disability Insurance

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The importance of neighborhoods and intergenerational economic inequality in the United States

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Testimony by Jonathan Fisher before the House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth

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New research highlights the necessity of improving wage standards and bargaining power for low-wage workers in the United States

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2022 Request for Proposals

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New research shows the importance of worker power for addressing U.S. wage inequality

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October U.S. Jobs report: Employment growth picked up steam last month

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Testimony by Michelle Holder before the Joint Economic Committee

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Equitable Growth launches A Visual Economy: Our newest tool to showcase thousands of visuals on economic inequality and growth

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In Conversation with Erica Groshen

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