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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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Equitable Recovery

Factsheet: What does the research say about care infrastructure?

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In Conversation

In Conversation with Mark Rank

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Roads, bridges, bottles, and blocks: Rethinking infrastructure for the post-pandemic U.S. economy

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Equitable Growth Presents: Dispelling Poverty Myths and Expanding Income Support

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Caregiving in a Pandemic: COVID-19 and the Well-being of Family Caregivers 55+ in the U.S.

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Equitable Recovery

What the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey reveals about the first year of the coronavirus recession, in six charts

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Equitable Growth network helps Biden-Harris administration implement evidence-backed economic policy

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Expert Focus

Expert Focus: Supporting women’s labor force participation to boost U.S. economic growth and recovery

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The child allowance will pay dividends for the entire U.S. economy far into the future

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Moving with two careers is hard, but Unemployment Insurance for trailing spouses can help

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Dual-Earner Migration Decisions, Earnings, and Unemployment Insurance

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Women’s History Month: Systemic gender discrimination continues to harm working women amid the coronavirus recession

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