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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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Fitting the Bill? The First Federal Paid Leave Mandate

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Who Cares? Paid Sick Leave Mandates, Care-Giving, and Gender

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Police in public schools harm students, leading to far-reaching socioeconomic inequalities alongside less safe schools

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Employers can alleviate the U.S. child care crisis, but they cannot be the primary solution

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Paid leave and the pandemic: New evidence from Families First and lessons for federal policymakers

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The importance of the American Rescue Plan for U.S. workers and families on the law’s second anniversary, in 8 charts

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Executive action to spur equitable growth

Executive actions to leverage federal agencies to improve child care in the United States

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What is social infrastructure, and how does it support economic growth in the United States?

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Expert Focus

Expert Focus: Examining the implications of financial well-being and asset building

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Diversity in Economics video series uplifts diverse voices and research in economics and social sciences

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A missed opportunity to expand the Child Tax Credit will affect U.S. families and the broader economy now and for years to come

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Unions in the United States improve worker safety and lower health inequality

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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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