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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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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Coronavirus Recession

Congress must act to help U.S. families facing an income crisis

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Coronavirus Recession

Broken plumbing: How systems for delivering economic relief in response to the coronavirus recession failed the U.S. economy

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A generational perspective on recent U.S. homeownership divergence by income and race

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Equitable Growth invests more than $250,000 to advance research on paid family and medical leave in the United States

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Employer-employee discordance in awareness and perceived accessibility of paid family and medical leave

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Employers and Paid Leave: Assessing the Interdependencies between State-level Mandates, Medical Leave, and Voluntary Provisions of Paid Leave

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Paid Family Leave and Work Eldercare Tradeoffs

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Access to Paid Caregiving and the Impact on Financial Security, Employment, and Public Program Use of Non-Elderly Adults in the United States

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Coronavirus Recession

New research on the Great Recession shows extended unemployment benefits insignificantly affect U.S. unemployment rates

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A college degree is not the solution to U.S. wage inequality

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