Families Economic Wellbeing
Topic Economic Wellbeing

Economic policy often focuses on metrics of economic growth, such as GDP, that don’t capture the many other ways policies impact the wellbeing of communities, families, and individuals across the country. Equitable Growth highlights relevant, cross-cutting work that enhances our understanding of how economic policy impacts not just economic growth but also families’ wellbeing.

Featured work

Vision 2020

Policies to strengthen our nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
post

New Equitable Growth Request for Proposals for scholars planning cutting-edge research on paid family and medical leave

FamiliesLabor
Disaggregating Growth

Newly released U.S. poverty statistics show that recent economic growth is not broadly shared

FamiliesInequality & Mobility
post

Planning for the next recession by reforming U.S. automatic stabilizers

Tax & MacroeconomicsFamiliesLabor
post

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

FamiliesInequality & MobilityLabor
report

Household insecurity matters for U.S. macroeconomic stability

Tax & MacroeconomicsInequality & MobilityFamilies

Explore Content in Economic Wellbeing370

post

Developing a research agenda on racial and gender equity in the pandemic-era U.S. labor market

FamiliesInequality & MobilityLabor
post

Child care costs are going to rise, but policymakers can help U.S. families manage these increases

FamiliesTax & MacroeconomicsLabor
post

New research shows unstable schedules do not offer more flexibility for U.S. workers

FamiliesLabor
report

Making Short-Time Compensation work for the low-wage service sector

FamiliesLabor
post

Factsheet: Six frequently asked questions about schedule quality and Fair Workweek laws across the United States

FamiliesLabor
working paper

Compensation for Unstable and Unpredictable Work Schedules: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 Cohort

LaborFamilies
Expert Focus

Expert Focus: Feminist economists studying women’s roles and contributions to the U.S. economy

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesLabor
post

Revisiting timely research that explores U.S. intersectional wage gaps amid Women’s History Month

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesLabor
Equitable Recovery

February Jobs Day report: U.S. employment growth is still strong, but some care sector workers are being left behind

LaborFamilies
post

Is moving to a new place key to upward mobility for U.S. workers and their families?

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
working paper

Can you move to opportunity? Evidence from the Great Migration

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
post

African American men and the U.S. labor market during recessions and economic recoveries

LaborInequality & MobilityFamilies
Connect with us!

Explore the Equitable Growth network of experts around the country and get answers to today's most pressing questions!

Get in Touch