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

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Coronavirus Recession

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

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

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Wage discrimination and the exploitation of workers in the U.S. labor market

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

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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

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Measuring intergenerational mobility in the United States over the 20th century

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Labor market frictions and adaptation to climate change: Implications for earnings and job quality of low-skilled workers

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Vision 2020

Achieving universal paid family and medical leave in the United States

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Expert Focus: The intersection of community and inequality

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Coronavirus Recession

Twenty-one policy resources to combat the coronavirus recession

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Coronavirus Recession

Testimony by Heather Boushey before the Joint Economic Committee on the Coronavirus Recession

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