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 Gabriel Zucman

Inequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
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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

CompetitionInequality & MobilityLabor
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How U.S. companies harm workers by making them independent contractors

Inequality & MobilityLabor
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In Conversation with Janet Currie

FamiliesInequality & Mobility
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Gender wage inequality in the United States: Causes and solutions to improve family well-being and economic growth

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesLabor
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Paid family care leave is a missing piece in the U.S. social insurance system

FamiliesInequality & MobilityLabor

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Testimony by Heather Boushey before the House Budget Committee

CompetitionFamiliesInequality & Mobility
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Economic inequality matters for Federal Reserve monetary policymaking

Inequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
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Equitable Growth CEO’s written testimony at California Future of Work Commission

Inequality & Mobility
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The National Economic Association and the American Society of Hispanic Economists work to diversify and strengthen economics research

Inequality & Mobility
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The death of the Phillips Curve is the time to lift up new economic indicators

Inequality & MobilityLabor
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The once and future role of strikes in ensuring U.S. worker power

CompetitionLaborInequality & Mobility
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