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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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Coronavirus Recession

How the coronavirus pandemic is harming family well-being for U.S. low-wage workers

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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

Research shows paid leave is needed to protect families, workers, and businesses during the coronavirus recession and beyond

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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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Coronavirus Recession

The only thing better than strengthening federal social supports now to prevent a coronavirus recession is strengthening them forever

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Vision 2020

Policies to strengthen our nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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Coronavirus Recession

U.S. economic policy principles for confronting the coronavirus recession

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An SEIR Infectious Disease Model with Testing and Conditional Quarantine

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Coronavirus Recession

How the coronavirus pandemic is harming family well-being for U.S. low-wage workers

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Coronavirus Recession

Getting money urgently to low-wage U.S. workers

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Coronavirus Recession

Congress fights back, and it’s absolutely necessary

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Coronavirus Recession

Research shows paid leave is needed to protect families, workers, and businesses during the coronavirus recession and beyond

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Coronavirus Recession

Paid medical and caregiving leave during the coronavirus pandemic: What they are and why they matter

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Coronavirus Recession

Paid caregiving leave: A missing piece in the U.S. social insurance system

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Coronavirus Recession

What does the research say about paid family and medical leave policy design options in the United States?

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Coronavirus Recession

What is paid medical leave and how does it support U.S. workers’ health and the U.S. economy?

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Coronavirus Recession

The president must appoint a COVID-19 czar to ramp up production of medical supplies

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Coronavirus Recession

Economic experts propose policy responses to 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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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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