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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COVID-19 recession and ensuing economic recovery reveals why Unemployment Insurance fails to reach marginalized U.S. workers

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Is moving to a new place key to upward mobility for U.S. workers and their families?

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Policies to strengthen our nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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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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Including immigrants in the U.S. tax system is fiscally responsible and can boost economic growth by lifting the well-being of their families

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Effect on Paid Leave Taking During the Early Pandemic

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What federal statistical agencies can do to improve survey response rates among Hispanic communities in the United States

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Latino workers are often segregated into bad jobs, but a strong U.S. labor movement can boost job quality and U.S. economic growth

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Equitable Growth announces two Dissertation Scholars for 2022–23 academic year

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The effects of income on the economic wellbeing of families with low incomes: Evidence from the 2021 expanded Child Tax Credit

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Budget analyses of U.S. income support programs must incorporate long-term benefits for children

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New research shows that 1 in 4 adults in the United States suffers from transportation insecurity

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Consumers initially spend less than a third of their stimulus checks, on average, amid recessions

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Marginal Propensity to Consume in Recessions: a Meta-analysis

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Measuring spending inequality in the United States in real time

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Caregiving Arrangements for Older Adults: The Roles of Family Characteristics and Public Benefits

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