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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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Economist Currie’s research on early childhood care and education highlights the need for a national childcare policy


Linking racial stratification and poor health outcomes to economic inequality in the United States

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We can cut child poverty in the United States in half in 10 years

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The effects of disability programs on financial outcomes in the United States

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Disability and distress: The effect of disability programs on financial outcomes

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Gender wage inequality in the United States: Causes and solutions to improve family well-being and economic growth

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Finding Time

The Economics of Work-Life Conflict

By Heather Boushey

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Experts on the issue

Guest Author

Robert Lynch

Washington College

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Manisha Padi

University of Chicago

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Kathleen Ziol-Guest

New York University

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Steering Committee

Jason Furman

Harvard Kennedy School

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Barbara Kiviat

Harvard University

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