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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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Coronavirus Recession

U.S. economic policy principles for confronting the coronavirus recession

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Coronavirus Recession

Congress fights back, and it’s absolutely necessary

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Coronavirus Recession

Research shows paid leave is needed to protect families, workers, and businesses during the coronavirus recession and beyond

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Coronavirus Recession

Paid medical and caregiving leave during the coronavirus pandemic: What they are and why they matter

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Coronavirus Recession

Paid caregiving leave: A missing piece in the U.S. social insurance system

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Coronavirus Recession

What does the research say about paid family and medical leave policy design options in the United States?

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Coronavirus Recession

What is paid medical leave and how does it support U.S. workers’ health and the U.S. economy?

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Coronavirus Recession

The president must appoint a COVID-19 czar to ramp up production of medical supplies

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Coronavirus Recession

Economic experts propose policy responses to coronavirus recession

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Expert Focus: Women’s History Month

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Coronavirus Recession

In joint letter, Equitable Growth asks Congress to ‘stanch economic bleeding’ in COVID-19 legislative package

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Coronavirus Recession

The only thing better than strengthening federal social supports now to prevent a coronavirus recession is strengthening them forever

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