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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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Policymakers can still use American Rescue Plan funds to bolster the U.S. child care system and ensure it has a strong future

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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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Promote economic and racial justice: Eliminate student loan debt and establish a right to higher education across the United States

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Labor Unions and Workplace Safety Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The Effects of the Child Tax Credit on the Economic Wellbeing of Families with Low Incomes

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Inequality in Health Returns to Local Labor Markets: Extraction Booms and Mortality among Native Americans

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The Care Work System as a Fundamental Cause of Economic Inequalities

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Why the Inflation Reduction Act is key to strong, broad-based U.S. economic growth

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How to stop a recession by strengthening income supports in the United States

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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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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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Erin Kelly

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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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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Elizabeth Palley

Adelphi University

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