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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U.S. income and wealth inequality are no longer increasing, but a return to the equitable levels of the mid-20th century isn’t likely anytime soon

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A review of federal lending to small business owners of color during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Why the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is good economics

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Six charts that explain how inequality in the United States changed over the past 20 years

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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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Ahead of President Biden’s State of the Union address, the U.S. economy is strong

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Equitable Growth’s recent ‘Econ 101’ assessed the state of the U.S. economy and recovery for Capitol Hill staff

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New Circular A-4 offers opportunities for researchers interested in disaggregating the costs and benefits of U.S. regulations

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In Conversation with Timothy Smeeding

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Statement on the passing of Nobel laureate Robert Solow

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New research doesn’t overturn consensus on rising U.S. income inequality

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ASSA 2024 Round-up: Day 3

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Equitable Growth announces new Steering Committee members to guide grantmaking and shape research priorities

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Request for proposals: Research grants for early career scholars

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What recent research says about the benefits of labor strikes and growing worker power for broader U.S. economic growth

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