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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: What the research says about the economic impacts of reproductive care

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

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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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Reduced job turnover in small U.S. firms is an overlooked benefit of paid sick leave

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Socioeconomic Diversity of Economics PhDs

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Expert Focus: The economic impacts of access to abortion and contraception

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Factsheet: What the research says about the economic impacts of reproductive care

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May jobs report: Young workers are entering a uniquely evolving U.S. labor market

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Is there a skilled labor shortage? The economic evidence on skills gap and labor shortage concerns

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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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Book

Finding Time

The Economics of Work-Life Conflict

By Heather Boushey

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Experts on the issue

Guest Author

Matto Mildenberger

University of California, Santa Barbara

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Grantee

Manasi Deshpande

University of Chicago

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Scholar

Robert Lynch

Washington College

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Grantee

Joya Misra

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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Alex Kowalski

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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