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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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Public investments in education can spur equitable growth, pay for themselves, and create jobs for a stronger economic recovery

FamiliesInequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
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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The rising number of U.S. households with burdensome student debt calls for a federal response

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Vision 2020

Addressing the need for affordable, high-quality early childhood care and education for all in the United States

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Coronavirus Recession

Factsheet: New study shows that emergency paid sick leave reduced COVID-19 infections in the United States

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Vision 2020

Policies to strengthen our nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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Reset
Coronavirus Recession

How to bring down the price of drugs such as the novel coronavirus therapy remdesivir

CompetitionFamilies
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The Intergenerational Transmission of Employers and the Earnings of Young Workers

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesLabor
Coronavirus Recession

Scholars and advocates say racial disparities and worker power are key to the coronavirus recession and to long-term U.S. economic recovery

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesLabor
report

Public investments in education can spur equitable growth, pay for themselves, and create jobs for a stronger economic recovery

FamiliesInequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
Coronavirus Recession

Factsheet: New study shows that emergency paid sick leave reduced COVID-19 infections in the United States

FamiliesLabor
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The rising number of U.S. households with burdensome student debt calls for a federal response

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Can policymakers reverse the unequal decline in middle-age U.S. homeownership rates?

Tax & MacroeconomicsInequality & MobilityFamilies
Coronavirus Recession

Policy prescriptions for the flawed and unequal retirement savings systems that perpetuate U.S. economic inequality

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
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The hidden costs of stock-market-first U.S. economic policies

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesTax & Macroeconomics
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Wage discrimination and the exploitation of workers in the U.S. labor market

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Equitable Growth announces record $1.07 million in research grants on inequality and broadly shared growth

CompetitionLaborInequality & MobilityFamiliesTax & Macroeconomics
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The impacts of welfare cuts on well-being during the Great Recession: Evidence from linked U.S. administrative and survey data

FamiliesInequality & Mobility

Book

Finding Time

The Economics of Work-Life Conflict

By Heather Boushey

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Experts on the issue

Guest Author

Sarah Jane Glynn

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Grantee

Hazhir Rahmandad

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Grantee

Kristen Harknett

University of California, San Francisco

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Grantee

Martha Bailey

University of California, Los Angeles

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Manisha Padi

University of California, Berkeley

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