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.

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Vision 2020

Policies to strengthen our nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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

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Disaggregating Growth

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

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

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

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Household insecurity matters for U.S. macroeconomic stability

Tax & MacroeconomicsInequality & MobilityFamilies

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Coronavirus Recession

How to bring down the price of drugs such as the novel coronavirus therapy remdesivir

CompetitionFamilies
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The Intergenerational Transmission of Employers and the Earnings of Young Workers

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesLabor
Coronavirus Recession

Scholars and advocates say racial disparities and worker power are key to the coronavirus recession and to long-term U.S. economic recovery

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesLabor
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Public investments in education can spur equitable growth, pay for themselves, and create jobs for a stronger economic recovery

FamiliesInequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
Coronavirus Recession

Factsheet: New study shows that emergency paid sick leave reduced COVID-19 infections in the United States

FamiliesLabor
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The rising number of U.S. households with burdensome student debt calls for a federal response

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
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Can policymakers reverse the unequal decline in middle-age U.S. homeownership rates?

Tax & MacroeconomicsInequality & MobilityFamilies
Coronavirus Recession

Policy prescriptions for the flawed and unequal retirement savings systems that perpetuate U.S. economic inequality

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
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The hidden costs of stock-market-first U.S. economic policies

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesTax & Macroeconomics
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Wage discrimination and the exploitation of workers in the U.S. labor market

LaborInequality & MobilityFamilies
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Equitable Growth announces record $1.07 million in research grants on inequality and broadly shared growth

CompetitionLaborInequality & MobilityFamiliesTax & Macroeconomics
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The impacts of welfare cuts on well-being during the Great Recession: Evidence from linked U.S. administrative and survey data

FamiliesInequality & Mobility
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