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

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Higher education is not the U.S. mobility engine it could be because admissions practices are rigging the system

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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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What does the research say about the FAMILY Act?

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Policies to strengthen our nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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

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The economic imperative of enacting paid family leave across the United States

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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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Fair work schedules for the U.S. economy and society: What’s reasonable, feasible, and effective

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Earnings instability and mobility over our working lives: Improving short- and long-term economic well-being for U.S. workers

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Policies to strengthen our nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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Overcoming social exclusion: Addressing race and criminal justice policy in the United States

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Prisoner re-entry in Native American communities offers lessons of resilience and nationwide policy solutions

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The logistics of a reparations program 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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“Women’s Work-Life Economics”

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What does the research say about the FAMILY Act provisions?

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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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Alex Kowalski

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Kristen Harknett

University of California, San Francisco

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Barbara Kiviat

Harvard 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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