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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.

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In Conversation with Mark Rank

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Equitable Recovery

Roads, bridges, bottles, and blocks: Rethinking infrastructure for the post-pandemic U.S. economy

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Expert Focus

Expert Focus: Examining and strengthening U.S. care infrastructure

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Moving with two careers is hard, but Unemployment Insurance for trailing spouses can help

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Boosting Wages

Public investments in social insurance, education, and child care can overcome market failures to promote family and economic well-being

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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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A new report lays out the path forward for faltering U.S. Unemployment Insurance system

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Father’s Day highlights why paid paternity leave should be part of all U.S. parental leave policies

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Equitable Recovery

The evidence behind Biden’s big plans for rebuilding infrastructure, reducing poverty, and combating inequality

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Expert Focus

Expert Focus: Examining and strengthening U.S. care infrastructure

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Equitable Recovery

Factsheet: What does the research say about the economics of paid leave?

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TOPICS: Health, Paid Leave
Equitable Recovery

Factsheet: What does the research say about care infrastructure?

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In Conversation

In Conversation with Mark Rank

FamiliesInequality & Mobility
Equitable Recovery

Roads, bridges, bottles, and blocks: Rethinking infrastructure for the post-pandemic U.S. economy

Families
Past Event

Equitable Growth Presents: Dispelling Poverty Myths and Expanding Income Support

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Caregiving in a Pandemic: COVID-19 and the Well-being of Family Caregivers 55+ in the U.S.

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Equitable Recovery

What the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey reveals about the first year of the coronavirus recession, in six charts

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Equitable Growth network helps Biden-Harris administration implement evidence-backed economic policy

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Book

Finding Time

The Economics of Work-Life Conflict

By Heather Boushey

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Experts on the issue

Grantee

Alex Kowalski

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Grantee

Kevin Rinz

U.S. Census Bureau

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Grantee

Andrei Levchenko

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Grantee

Greg Duncan

University of California, Irvine

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Former Steering Committee

Melody Barnes

University of Virginia

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