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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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Coronavirus Recession

New analysis shows state paid leave programs cushioned the blow of COVID-19, sparking important new questions

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

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Unboxing scheduling practices for U.S. warehouse workers

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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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Paid medical leave research

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Vision 2020

Policies to strengthen our nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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Coronavirus Recession

New analysis shows state paid leave programs cushioned the blow of COVID-19, sparking important new questions

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Expert Focus: Leading Black scholars on U.S. economic inequality and growth

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Coronavirus Recession

Better workplace conditions for long-term eldercare staff are key to promoting resident safety amid the coronavirus pandemic

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Worker earnings, service quality, and firm profitability: Evidence from nursing homes and minimum wage reforms

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Coronavirus Recession

One year later: Recession Ready and the coronavirus recession

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Unboxing scheduling practices for U.S. warehouse workers

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Coronavirus Recession

Green stimulus, not dirty bailouts, is the smart investment strategy during the coronavirus recession

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In Conversation

In conversation with Trevon Logan

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Coronavirus Recession

New working paper shows long-term U.S. economic and health benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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Is the social safety net a long-term investment? Large-scale evidence from the food stamps program

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Coronavirus Recession

New congressional reports underscore structural inequalities driving U.S. racial disparities in coronavirus infections and COVID-19 deaths

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Coronavirus Recession

Expert Focus: Equity and Well-Being During the Coronavirus Recession

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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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Alex Kowalski

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Kristen Harknett

University of California, San Francisco

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Barbara Kiviat

Stanford University

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Andrei Levchenko

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Greg Duncan

University of California, Irvine

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