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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 child care economy

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Equitable Growth scholars highlight the need for broad investment in U.S. social infrastructure

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Equitable Recovery

Weak income support infrastructure harms U.S. workers and their families and constrains economic growth

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Excessive heat harms U.S. workers unequally as the safety risks from climate change soar

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In Conversation

In Conversation with Mark Rank

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Vision 2020

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

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Equitable Recovery

A cost-benefit analysis of The American Families Plan’s proposed investment in a nationwide public preschool program

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Congressional investments in social infrastructure would support immediate and long-term U.S. economic growth

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Factsheet: What the research says about the economics of income support programs

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Factsheet: What the research says about the economics of early care and education

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The child care economy

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The coming public debt scare should not spook U.S. policymakers from investing in physical and social infrastructure

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How Exceptional is American Job Quality? Decent- and Poverty-Pay Rates by Age, Gender, and Education in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, and France*

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Does Paid Sick Leave Affect Job Turnover?

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Equitable Recovery

Completing the unfinished New Deal to overcome 21st century U.S. economic inequality

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Homeownership Disparities and Access to Family Child Care

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Is COVID-19 Exacerbating Inequities in Subsidized Child Care?: Policy Lessons to Strengthen the Home-Based Sector

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School-to-Work Pathway and Racial/Ethnic Inequality among College Graduates

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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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