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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Vision 2020

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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In Conversation with Gabriel Zucman

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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

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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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Policy options for building resilient U.S. medical supply networks

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Equitable Growth names two new Dissertation Scholars

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

LaborTax & MacroeconomicsInequality & Mobility
Coronavirus Recession

Coronavirus recession: How to get the U.S. economy back on track

Tax & MacroeconomicsInequality & MobilityLabor
Coronavirus Recession

Green stimulus, not dirty bailouts, is the smart investment strategy during the coronavirus recession

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
Coronavirus Recession

For an equitable recovery, federal relief to deal with the coronavirus recession must be transparent to the U.S. public

Tax & MacroeconomicsInequality & Mobility
Coronavirus Recession

Coronavirus recession deepens U.S. job losses in April especially among low-wage workers and women

LaborInequality & Mobility
Coronavirus Recession

More resilient small U.S. restaurants and their workers can exit the coronavirus recession and sustain an equitable economic recovery

LaborCompetitionInequality & Mobility
Coronavirus Recession

Global medical trade in the time of the coronavirus pandemic

Tax & MacroeconomicsInequality & Mobility
Coronavirus Recession

New congressional reports underscore structural inequalities driving U.S. racial disparities in coronavirus infections and COVID-19 deaths

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
Coronavirus Recession

Expert Focus: Equity and Well-Being During the Coronavirus Recession

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Coronavirus Recession

Fool Me Once: Investing in Unemployment Insurance systems to avoid the mistakes of the Great Recession during COVID-19

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