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Equitable Growth supports research and policy analysis on how unequal access to care, 21st century work-life policies, and education undermines stable, broad-based economic growth.

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Just as investment in physical capital is an important driver of economic growth, investment in human capital is key to the health of the economy as a whole, as well as family wellbeing. Equitable Growth supports research to better understand how unequal access to supportive environments, quality education, and other human capital development opportunities not only drives unequal outcomes for families but also undermines future economic growth.

Featured Research

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The child care economy

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

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Weak income support infrastructure harms U.S. workers and their families and constrains economic growth

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U.S. disability programs provide valuable benefits to low-income recipients across a range of health conditions

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In Conversation

In Conversation with Mark Rank

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Vision 2020

Promote economic and racial justice: Eliminate student loan debt and establish a right to higher education across the United States

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

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Support for Paid Family Leave among Small Employers Increases during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Paid sick leave improves public health outcomes and supports U.S. workers at a relatively low cost to employers

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Mandated Sick Pay: Coverage, Utilization, and Welfare Effects

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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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Equitable Growth joins NewDEAL Leaders to discuss child care in the post-pandemic U.S. economy

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Book

Finding Time

The Economics of Work-Life Conflict

By Heather Boushey

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Experts on the issue

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Rodney Andrews

University of Texas at Dallas

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Erin Kelly

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Javier Cravino

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Marta Murray-Close

U.S. Census Bureau

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Elizabeth Palley

Adelphi University

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