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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Vision 2020

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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The importance of neighborhoods and intergenerational economic inequality in the United States

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New research shows the importance of worker power for addressing U.S. wage inequality

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Testimony by Michelle Holder before the Joint Economic Committee

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Dispatch from EconCon 2021: Addressing racial and gender stratification in the U.S. economy is key to an equitable and sustainable recovery

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Evidence shows that now is the time to invest in U.S. workers and their families

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New study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows schedule stability supports U.S. workers and the broader economy

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Equitable Growth welcomes two new Dissertation Scholars for 2021–22 academic year

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Equitable Recovery

A cost-benefit analysis of The American Families Plan’s proposed investment in a nationwide public preschool program

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Congressional investments in social infrastructure would support immediate and long-term U.S. economic growth

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Factsheet: What the research says about the economics of income support programs

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Factsheet: What the research says about the economics of early care and education

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The coming public debt scare should not spook U.S. policymakers from investing in physical and social infrastructure

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