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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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New evidence suggests that receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program facilitates work in the long run

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What the minimum wage can tell us about the future of the U.S. child care system

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Factsheet: What the research says about the economics of the 2021 enhanced Child Tax Credit

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

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The child care economy

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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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Latino homeownership: Confronting home appraisal bias to create a more equitable and more sustainable U.S. economic trajectory

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The effects of the expanded Child Tax Credit on low-income families in the United States

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Short-term effects of the expanded Child Tax Credit on U.S. labor force participation amid the COVID-19 pandemic

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The Short-Term Labor Supply Response to the Expanded Child Tax Credit

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New research shows that differences in state Unemployment Insurance rules cause inequity and inefficiency

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Racial Inequality in the U.S. Unemployment Insurance System

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The economic costs of gun violence in the United States

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Algorithmic wage discrimination requires policy solutions that enforce predictability and the U.S. spirit of equal pay for equal work

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On Algorithmic Wage Discrimination

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Equitable Growth delivers economist sign-on letter and comment letter to the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs on its Proposed Revisions to Circular A-4, Regulatory Analysis

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Paid sick leave means dads can spend more time caring for loved ones and less time worrying about missing work

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The Impact of Austerity on Gender Inequality in Time Allocation in the United States

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Book

Finding Time

The Economics of Work-Life Conflict

By Heather Boushey

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Experts on the issue

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Rodney Andrews

University of Texas at Dallas

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Scholar

Gonçalo Costa

Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Ph.D. candidate

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Javier Cravino

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Marta Murray-Close

U.S. Census Bureau

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Erin Kelly

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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