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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.

Featured Research

Coronavirus Recession

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

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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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Equitable Growth invests more than $250,000 to advance research on paid family and medical leave in the United States

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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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Coronavirus Recession

Child care is essential for working parents, but is the industry ready and safe to reopen?

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Policies to strengthen our nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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

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Coronavirus Recession

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

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

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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

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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

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The long-term evolution of inequality: Poverty, pollution, and human capital

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The impact of a tuition credit program on Pell-eligible student outcomes

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Measuring intergenerational mobility in the United States over the 20th century

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Labor market frictions and adaptation to climate change: Implications for earnings and job quality of low-skilled workers

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Vision 2020

Achieving universal paid family and medical leave in the United States

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Coronavirus Recession

Disaggregated data on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders is crucial amid the coronavirus pandemic

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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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Sarah Jane Glynn

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Grantee

Hazhir Rahmandad

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Kristen Harknett

University of California, San Francisco

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Martha Bailey

University of California, Los Angeles

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Manisha Padi

University of California, Berkeley

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