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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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Extensive nonstandard work hours among U.S. low-income mothers hinder their kids’ enrollment in center-based childcare

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In Conversation with Leemore Dafny

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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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Scheduling strategies for warehouse work

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Work as an option: Effects of unpredictable and unstable schedules on earnings, mobility, and skills

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Regulating the care boom: Labor standards and in-home care work in three U.S. cities

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Examining the relationship between caregiving and work productivity loss among employed family caregivers of older adults

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Evaluating the Philadelphia Fair Workweek Standard to identify the consequences of scheduling regulation on workers and families

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Extensive nonstandard work hours among U.S. low-income mothers hinder their kids’ enrollment in center-based childcare

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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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Greg Duncan

University of California, Irvine

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Matthew Rognlie

Northwestern University

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Erin Kelly

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Justine Hastings

Brown University

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Rebecca Ryan

Georgetown University

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