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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Equitable Recovery

Getting cash transfer payments to recipients faster boosts household spending and stimulates the economy

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Anticipation and Consumption

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Consumption volatility across the U.S. income distribution is highest among low-income workers and their families

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Money Matters: Consumption Volatility Across the Income Distribution

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Fostering academic research on U.S. economic impact payments that goes beyond the marginal propensity to consume

FamiliesTax & Macroeconomics
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Cyclical Demand Shifts and Cost of Living Inequality

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Recent Equitable Growth-funded research sheds light on the links between paid family and medical leave research and U.S. economic growth

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Implications of allowing U.S. employers to opt out of a payroll-tax-financed paid leave program

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Exploring the impact of automation and new technologies on the future of U.S. workers and their families

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Worker power and pay quality for young workers without a college degree in the United States

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Equitable Growth’s academic research and policy priorities shine through at Southern Economic Conference 2021

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House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth

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