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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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For Father’s Day: Evidence from three countries on the importance of paid parental leave for new dads

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Paid family care leave

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In Conversation with Janet Currie

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Planning for the next recession by reforming U.S. automatic stabilizers

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What does the research tell us about how best to design paid leave policies?

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How corporate headquarters could support store managers in providing predictable work schedules

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For Father’s Day: Evidence from three countries on the importance of paid parental leave for new dads

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When Dad Can Stay Home: Fathers’ Workplace Flexibility and Maternal Health

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Paid family care leave is a missing piece in the U.S. social insurance system

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Paid family care leave

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In Conversation with Janet Currie

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Planning for the next recession by reforming U.S. automatic stabilizers

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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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Robert Lynch

Washington College

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Grantee

Manisha Padi

University of Chicago

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Kathleen Ziol-Guest

New York University

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Steering Committee

Jason Furman

Harvard Kennedy School

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Barbara Kiviat

Harvard University

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