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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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Boosting Wages

U.S. labor markets require a new approach to higher education

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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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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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Vision 2020

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

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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

Policies to strengthen our nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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Boosting Wages

New Equitable Growth book presents broad structural changes to boost U.S. wages for more equitable and sustainable economic growth

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Boosting Wages

Foreword: Boosting Wages for U.S. Workers in the New Economy

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Boosting Wages

Broad structural change is needed to boost wages in a U.S. economy that is more equitable to produce strong, sustainable economic growth

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Boosting Wages

U.S. labor markets require a new approach to higher education

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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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Studying the impact of the U.S. safety net is vital to boosting human capital and improving worker well-being

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Equitable Growth invests in research grants to explore the role of paid sick leave and paid family and medical leave amid the coronavirus recession

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COVID-19 and Paid Leave: Assessing the Impact of the FFCRA

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Access to Paid Leave during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Evidence from NYC

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Did Paid Sick Leave and Family Medical Leave Ameliorate the Health and Economic Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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Coronavirus Recession

New research shows the impact of 2020 job and income losses on family dynamics and parents’ mental health in vulnerable households

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Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Family Dynamics in Economically Vulnerable Households

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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

MBSquared Solutions LLC

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