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

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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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American Sociological Association 2022 conference highlights inequities among vulnerable U.S. populations

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Policymakers tackling inflation can’t overlook the impact of higher interest rates on the U.S. child care market

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The economic evidence behind the Inflation Reduction Act and why it will boost strong, broad-based economic growth

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LGBTQ+ Economic Data and Disparities: What We Still Need to Know

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COVID-19 recession and ensuing economic recovery reveals why Unemployment Insurance fails to reach marginalized U.S. workers

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Understanding Disparities in Unemployment Insurance Recipiency

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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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Finding Time

The Economics of Work-Life Conflict

By Heather Boushey

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Experts on the issue

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Elizabeth Oltmans Ananat

Columbia University

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Christopher Wimer

Columbia University

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Kristin Smith

Dartmouth College

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Dania Francis

University of Massachusetts, Boston

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Janusz Wojtusiak

George Mason University

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