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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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Roads, bridges, bottles, and blocks: Rethinking infrastructure for the post-pandemic U.S. economy

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Moving with two careers is hard, but Unemployment Insurance for trailing spouses can help

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Boosting Wages

Public investments in social insurance, education, and child care can overcome market failures to promote family and economic well-being

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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

Promote economic and racial justice: Eliminate student loan debt and establish a right to higher education across the United States

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Equitable Recovery

Factsheet: What does the research say about care infrastructure?

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In Conversation

In Conversation with Mark Rank

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Roads, bridges, bottles, and blocks: Rethinking infrastructure for the post-pandemic U.S. economy

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Equitable Growth Presents: Dispelling Poverty Myths and Expanding Income Support

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Caregiving in a Pandemic: COVID-19 and the Well-being of Family Caregivers 55+ in the U.S.

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What the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey reveals about the first year of the coronavirus recession, in six charts

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Equitable Growth network helps Biden-Harris administration implement evidence-backed economic policy

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Expert Focus: Supporting women’s labor force participation to boost U.S. economic growth and recovery

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The child allowance will pay dividends for the entire U.S. economy far into the future

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Moving with two careers is hard, but Unemployment Insurance for trailing spouses can help

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Dual-Earner Migration Decisions, Earnings, and Unemployment Insurance

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Women’s History Month: Systemic gender discrimination continues to harm working women amid 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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Kevin Rinz

U.S. Census Bureau

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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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Former Steering Committee

Melody Barnes

University of Virginia

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