Topic GDP 2.0

Some of our most prominent economic statistics measure change in the total output of the U.S. economy. But this single number approach to economic progress rings hollow with many workers, who wonder why they aren’t seeing prosperity in their own lives. The goal of our GDP 2.0 project is to break down these monolithic numbers and understand how the economy is performing for Americans of different income levels, different regions of the country, and more.

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Structural racism and the coronavirus recession highlight why more and better U.S. data need to be widely disaggregated by race and ethnicity

Inequality & Mobility
Coronavirus Recession

Gaps in U.S. rural and urban economic growth widened in the post-Great Recession economy, with implications amid the coronavirus recession

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Gross Domestic Product sets the tone of the U.S. economic debate while leaving working- and middle-class families behind

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New measurement for a new economy

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GDP 2.0: Measuring who prospers when the U.S. economy grows

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Disaggregating growth

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New Great Recession data suggest Congress should go big to spur a broad-based, sustained U.S. economic recovery

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Executive action to improve U.S. economic measurements

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Boosting Wages

Sovereignty and improved economic outcomes for American Indians: Building on the gains made since 1990

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The rising number of U.S. households with burdensome student debt calls for a federal response

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Coronavirus Recession

Policy prescriptions for the flawed and unequal retirement savings systems that perpetuate U.S. economic inequality

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Coronavirus Recession

New wealth data show that the economic expansion after the Great Recession was a wealthless recovery for many U.S. households

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Coronavirus Recession

Structural racism and the coronavirus recession highlight why more and better U.S. data need to be widely disaggregated by race and ethnicity

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What is Gross Domestic Product, and what does it measure?

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Coronavirus Recession

Disaggregated data on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders is crucial amid the coronavirus pandemic

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Coronavirus Recession

Gaps in U.S. rural and urban economic growth widened in the post-Great Recession economy, with implications amid the coronavirus recession

Inequality & Mobility
Coronavirus Recession

Data will provide accountability to ensure the U.S. economic recovery is shared broadly

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Coronavirus Recession

For an equitable recovery, federal relief to deal with the coronavirus recession must be transparent to the U.S. public

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