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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Experts discuss transformative ideas for 2020 U.S. economic policy debate at Vision 2020 event

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The coronavirus recession highlights the importance of automatic stabilizers

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Equitable Growth webinar will explore bold policies to ensure a broad-based economic recovery

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Expert Focus: Leading Black scholars on U.S. economic inequality and growth

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Reconsidering progress this Juneteenth: Eight graphics that underscore the economic racial inequality Black Americans face in the United States

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Vision 2020 Webinar: Focusing on Economic Recovery and Structural Change

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Misvaluations in local property tax assessments cause the tax burden to fall more heavily on Black, Latinx homeowners

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The Assessment Gap: Racial Inequalities in Property Taxation

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In Conversation with Mehrsa Baradaran

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Coronavirus Recession

One year later: Recession Ready and the coronavirus recession

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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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