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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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Equitable Growth invests more than $250,000 to advance research on paid family and medical leave in the United States

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Addressing the need for affordable, high-quality early childhood care and education for all in the United States

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A college degree is not the solution to U.S. wage inequality

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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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Coronavirus Recession

Child care is essential for working parents, but is the industry ready and safe to reopen?

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Policies to strengthen our nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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Coronavirus Recession

Twenty-one policy resources to combat the coronavirus recession

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Testimony by Heather Boushey before the Joint Economic Committee on the Coronavirus Recession

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Congress must act to help U.S. families facing an income crisis

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Broken plumbing: How systems for delivering economic relief in response to the coronavirus recession failed the U.S. economy

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A generational perspective on recent U.S. homeownership divergence by income and race

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Equitable Growth invests more than $250,000 to advance research on paid family and medical leave in the United States

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Employer-employee discordance in awareness and perceived accessibility of paid family and medical leave

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Employers and Paid Leave: Assessing the Interdependencies between State-level Mandates, Medical Leave, and Voluntary Provisions of Paid Leave

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Paid Family Leave and Work Eldercare Tradeoffs

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Access to Paid Caregiving and the Impact on Financial Security, Employment, and Public Program Use of Non-Elderly Adults in the United States

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New research on the Great Recession shows extended unemployment benefits insignificantly affect U.S. unemployment rates

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A college degree is not the solution to U.S. wage inequality

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Book

Finding Time

The Economics of Work-Life Conflict

By Heather Boushey

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Experts on the issue

Former Steering Committee

Melody Barnes

MBSquared Solutions LLC

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Guest Author

John Majewski

University of California, Santa Barbara

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Grantee

Joya Misra

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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Taryn Morrissey

American University

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Mariana Zerpa

University of Leuven

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