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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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How U.S. workers’ just-in-time schedules perpetuate racial and ethnic inequality

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U.S. school segregation in the 21st century

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Parental Exposure to Routine Work Schedule Uncertainty and Child Behavior

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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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In Conversation with Leemore Dafny

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Paid family care leave

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Who Cares if Parents have Unpredictable Work Schedules?: The Association between Just-in-Time Work Schedules and Child Care Arrangements

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Parental Exposure to Routine Work Schedule Uncertainty and Child Behavior

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How U.S. workers’ just-in-time schedules perpetuate racial and ethnic inequality

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School segregation undermines U.S. economic mobility and dynamism

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U.S. school segregation in the 21st century

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Public investment is crucial to strengthening U.S. economic growth and tackling inequality

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Finding Time

The Economics of Work-Life Conflict

By Heather Boushey

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Experts on the issue

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Robert Lynch

Washington College

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Grantee

Manisha Padi

University of Chicago

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Kathleen Ziol-Guest

New York University

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Steering Committee

Jason Furman

Harvard Kennedy School

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Barbara Kiviat

Harvard University

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