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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: 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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Worker power and pay quality for young workers without a college degree in the United States

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Weak income support infrastructure harms U.S. workers and their families and constrains economic growth

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In Conversation

In Conversation with Mark Rank

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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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Developing a research agenda on racial and gender equity in the pandemic-era U.S. labor market

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Child care costs are going to rise, but policymakers can help U.S. families manage these increases

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New research shows unstable schedules do not offer more flexibility for U.S. workers

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Making Short-Time Compensation work for the low-wage service sector

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

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Compensation for Unstable and Unpredictable Work Schedules: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 Cohort

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Expert Focus: Feminist economists studying women’s roles and contributions to the U.S. economy

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Revisiting timely research that explores U.S. intersectional wage gaps amid Women’s History Month

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February Jobs Day report: U.S. employment growth is still strong, but some care sector workers are being left behind

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How Black activists spurred the U.S. government to expand school meal programs, addressing child hunger and boosting future productivity

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Is moving to a new place key to upward mobility for U.S. workers and their families?

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Can you move to opportunity? Evidence from the Great Migration

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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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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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