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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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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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Executive action to coordinate federal countercyclical regulatory policy

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The wage divide for Black and Latinx workers goes deeper than a ‘skills gap’ or requiring more credentials

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The consequences of political inequality and voter suppression for U.S. economic inequality and growth

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Expert Focus

Expert Focus: Understanding the economic impacts of climate change

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Boosting Wages

New Equitable Growth book presents broad structural changes to boost U.S. wages for more equitable and sustainable economic growth

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Boosting Wages

Foreword: Boosting Wages for U.S. Workers in the New Economy

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Boosting Wages

Broad structural change is needed to boost wages in a U.S. economy that is more equitable to produce strong, sustainable economic growth

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Studying the impact of the U.S. safety net is vital to boosting human capital and improving worker well-being

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Coronavirus Recession

Equitable Growth invests in research grants to explore the role of paid sick leave and paid family and medical leave amid the coronavirus recession

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Coronavirus Recession

New research shows the impact of 2020 job and income losses on family dynamics and parents’ mental health in vulnerable households

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