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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Testimony by Shayna Strom before the Senate Budget Committee

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Equitable Growth announces new round of grantmaking exploring the connection between policy and economic growth

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The Physics of Reparations: A Quantum Leap in Equity

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Missing pieces in the puzzle: Leveraging untapped archival data to connect New Deal housing policies to racial and spatial inequality

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The Lifecycle Origins of Income Inequality

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Latino homeownership: Confronting home appraisal bias to create a more equitable and more sustainable U.S. economic trajectory

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Short-term effects of the expanded Child Tax Credit on U.S. labor force participation amid the COVID-19 pandemic

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The economic costs of gun violence in the United States

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GDP 2.0: Measuring who prospers when the U.S. economy grows

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Ahead of the June Jobs Day report, here is what the past three months of employment data say about the health of the U.S. labor market

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Industrial policies will be more effective at supporting good jobs and a stronger U.S. economy where there is institutional support for worker power

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LGBTQ+ Black Pride: More than a celebration

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