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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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Equitable Recovery

Policymakers should ensure that the U.S. labor market recovery lasts by boosting workers’ bargaining power and strengthening social infrastructure

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In Conversation with Mark Rank

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

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

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The economic benefits of equal opportunity in the United States by ending racial, ethnic, and gender disparities

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

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Excessive heat harms U.S. workers unequally as the safety risks from climate change soar

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Temperature, workplace safety, and labor market inequality

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Climate change among many issues discussed at annual Western Economic Association International conference

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Equitable Recovery

Policymakers should ensure that the U.S. labor market recovery lasts by boosting workers’ bargaining power and strengthening social infrastructure

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The economic benefits of equal opportunity in the United States by ending racial, ethnic, and gender disparities

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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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Equitable Recovery

Factsheet: What does the research say about care infrastructure?

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In Conversation with Mark Rank

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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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