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

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Testimony by Heather Boushey before the House Budget Committee

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

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Targeted Debt Relief and the Origins of Financial Distress: Experimental Evidence from Distressed Credit Card Borrowers

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The Long-Term Effects of California’s 2004 Paid Family Leave Act on Women’s Careers: Evidence from U.S. Tax Data

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New paid leave research demonstrates challenge of balancing work and caregiving

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Do Teacher Strikes Make Parents Pro- or Anti-Labor? The Effects of Labor Unrest on Mass Attitudes

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Testimony by Heather Boushey before the House Budget Committee

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Understanding the effects of California’s paid family and medical leave law on inequality in labor market outcomes for older adults

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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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Scheduling strategies for warehouse work

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Work as an option: Effects of unpredictable and unstable schedules on earnings, mobility, and skills

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Regulating the care boom: Labor standards and in-home care work in three U.S. cities

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Examining the relationship between caregiving and work productivity loss among employed family caregivers of older adults

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