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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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Factsheet: What the research says about the economics of the 2021 enhanced Child Tax Credit

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Policymakers can still use American Rescue Plan funds to bolster the U.S. child care system and ensure it has a strong future

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Factsheet: What the research says about the economic impacts of reproductive care

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Factsheet: Six frequently asked questions about schedule quality and Fair Workweek laws across the United States

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The child care economy

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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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Frequently asked questions about paid sick time for U.S. workers and their families and the broader U.S. economy

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Railway negotiations highlight the importance of paid sick time for U.S. workers and the broader economy

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Factsheet: What the research says about the economics of the 2021 enhanced Child Tax Credit

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Advancing research and evidence on child care and U.S. economic growth

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Including immigrants in the U.S. tax system is fiscally responsible and can boost economic growth by lifting the well-being of their families

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Effect on Paid Leave Taking During the Early Pandemic

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Expert Focus: Researchers advancing our understanding of U.S. child care policy and how to improve the early care and education system

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What federal statistical agencies can do to improve survey response rates among Hispanic communities in the United States

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Latino workers are often segregated into bad jobs, but a strong U.S. labor movement can boost job quality and U.S. economic growth

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Equitable Growth announces two Dissertation Scholars for 2022–23 academic year

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The effects of income on the economic wellbeing of families with low incomes: Evidence from the 2021 expanded Child Tax Credit

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Budget analyses of U.S. income support programs must incorporate long-term benefits for children

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Finding Time

The Economics of Work-Life Conflict

By Heather Boushey

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Rodney Andrews

University of Texas at Dallas

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Erin Kelly

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Javier Cravino

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Marta Murray-Close

U.S. Census Bureau

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Elizabeth Palley

Adelphi University

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