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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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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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Junior Fellow

Kyle Moore

The New School

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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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