Topic Gender

Women’s dual role as workers, investors, and owners in the U.S. economy and as primary caretakers within most families constrains their opportunities and imposes barriers on sharing the gains of economic growth. The gender wage gap and occupational segregation by gender remain consistent features of the economy. Equitable Growth digs deep to analyze the ways gender impacts economic outcomes and what solutions can begin to push back on the social forces that impede economic success regardless of one’s gender.

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The economic imperative of enacting paid family leave across the United States

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“Women’s Work-Life Economics”

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U.S. women’s national soccer team wins its fourth World Cup. Is pay equity really close behind?

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Gender wage inequality in the United States: Causes and solutions to improve family well-being and economic growth

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Gender wage inequality

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How workplace segregation fosters wage discrimination for African American women

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The economic imperative of enacting paid family leave across the United States

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Earnings instability and mobility over our working lives: Improving short- and long-term economic well-being for U.S. workers

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Policies to strengthen our nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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Race and the lack of intergenerational economic mobility in the United States

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Overcoming social exclusion: Addressing race and criminal justice policy in the United States

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The logistics of a reparations program in the United States

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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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Unequally Insecure: Rising Black/White Disparities in Job Displacement, 1981-2017

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Equitable Growth CEO Talks All Things Economic Inequality in Recent Reddit “Ask Me Anything” series

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Testimony by Heather Boushey before the Joint Economic Committee

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Vision 2020: Evidence for a Stronger Economy

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The National Economic Association and the American Society of Hispanic Economists work to diversify and strengthen economics research

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