Topic Health

As economic inequality in the United States has grown, so have inequalities in health and physical wellbeing. Growing disparities in major indicators of public health from mortality, and morbidity to maternal health, and low-birth weight to lead poisonings track economic inequality. Equitable Growth’s work touches on health and economic wellbeing for communities, families, and individuals, and includes a range of health-related topics, including intergenerational mobility, paid family and medical leave, scheduling stability, and includes a growing community of scholars working on the social indicators of health and their relationship to economic wellbeing.

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How U.S. workers’ just-in-time schedules perpetuate racial and ethnic inequality

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In Conversation with Leemore Dafny

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Paid family care leave is a missing piece in the U.S. social insurance system

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When Dad Can Stay Home: Fathers’ Workplace Flexibility and Maternal Health

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Linking racial stratification and poor health outcomes to economic inequality in the United States

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Paid Family and Medical Leave in the United States: A Research Agenda

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Parental Exposure to Routine Work Schedule Uncertainty and Child Behavior

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Regulating the care boom: Labor standards and in-home care work in three U.S. cities

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Examining the relationship between caregiving and work productivity loss among employed family caregivers of older adults

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In Conversation with Leemore Dafny

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When Dad Can Stay Home: Fathers’ Workplace Flexibility and Maternal Health

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Paid family care leave is a missing piece in the U.S. social insurance system

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