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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The latest Jobs Day report is encouraging yet the number of U.S. workers jobless for 27 weeks or more keeps climbing

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Equitable Recovery

What the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey reveals about the first year of the coronavirus recession, in six charts

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Equitable Growth network helps Biden-Harris administration implement evidence-backed economic policy

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Expert Focus: Supporting women’s labor force participation to boost U.S. economic growth and recovery

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Research on Tap: Investing in an equitable future

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Four ways to understand the pay divide facing Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander women

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Coronavirus Recession

Jobs report: a year into the coronavirus recession, employment losses have been greatest for Black women workers and Latinx workers

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Coronavirus Recession

New Great Recession data suggest Congress should go big to spur a broad-based, sustained U.S. economic recovery

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Executive action to-do list for achieving strong, stable, and broad-based U.S. economic growth

Inequality & Mobility
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Executive action to improve U.S. economic measurements

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Carbon Pricing and Innovation in a World of Political Constraints

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Expert Focus: Diversifying the economics profession

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