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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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The child care economy

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Equitable Growth scholars highlight the need for broad investment in U.S. social infrastructure

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Equitable Recovery

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

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

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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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The impact of neighborhood disparities on intergenerational mobility and economic growth in the United States

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The economic evidence behind 10 policies in the Build Back Better Act

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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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Beyond Health: Non-Health Risk and the Value of Disability Insurance

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The importance of neighborhoods and intergenerational economic inequality in the United States

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New research shows the importance of worker power for addressing U.S. wage inequality

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Testimony by Michelle Holder before the Joint Economic Committee

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Equitable Recovery

Dispatch from EconCon 2021: Addressing racial and gender stratification in the U.S. economy is key to an equitable and sustainable recovery

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Equitable Growth scholars highlight the need for broad investment in U.S. social infrastructure

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Evidence shows that now is the time to invest in U.S. workers and their families

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New study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows schedule stability supports U.S. workers and the broader economy

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Equitable Growth welcomes two new Dissertation Scholars for 2021–22 academic year

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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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