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

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

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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

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Equitable Growth welcomes two new Dissertation Scholars for 2021–22 academic year

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Equitable Recovery

A cost-benefit analysis of The American Families Plan’s proposed investment in a nationwide public preschool program

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Congressional investments in social infrastructure would support immediate and long-term U.S. economic growth

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Factsheet: What the research says about the economics of income support programs

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Factsheet: What the research says about the economics of early care and education

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The coming public debt scare should not spook U.S. policymakers from investing in physical and social infrastructure

Tax & MacroeconomicsFamilies
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How Exceptional is American Job Quality? Decent- and Poverty-Pay Rates by Age, Gender, and Education in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, and France*

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Equitable Recovery

Completing the unfinished New Deal to overcome 21st century U.S. economic inequality

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Homeownership Disparities and Access to Family Child Care

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Is COVID-19 Exacerbating Inequities in Subsidized Child Care?: Policy Lessons to Strengthen the Home-Based Sector

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Who Weathers the Storm? The Unequal Effects of Hurricanes in the United States

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Which Policies are Effective at Reducing Racial Differences in the Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty?

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