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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New research shows that reductions in air pollution have intergenerational consequences

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
Coronavirus Recession

New congressional reports underscore structural inequalities driving U.S. racial disparities in coronavirus infections and COVID-19 deaths

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
Vision 2020

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

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

FamiliesInequality & MobilityLabor
In Conversation

In Conversation with Leemore Dafny

FamiliesInequality & Mobility
working paper

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

FamiliesLabor

Explore Content in Health142

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

LaborFamilies
working paper

Temperature, workplace safety, and labor market inequality

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Climate change among many issues discussed at annual Western Economic Association International conference

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesTax & Macroeconomics
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The economic benefits of equal opportunity in the United States by ending racial, ethnic, and gender disparities

FamiliesInequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
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Father’s Day highlights why paid paternity leave should be part of all U.S. parental leave policies

Families
Expert Focus

Expert Focus: Examining and strengthening U.S. care infrastructure

FamiliesInequality & Mobility
Equitable Recovery

Factsheet: What does the research say about the economics of paid leave?

FamiliesLabor
TOPICS: Health, Paid Leave
Equitable Recovery

Factsheet: What does the research say about care infrastructure?

FamiliesLabor
Equitable Recovery

Roads, bridges, bottles, and blocks: Rethinking infrastructure for the post-pandemic U.S. economy

Families
working paper

Caregiving in a Pandemic: COVID-19 and the Well-being of Family Caregivers 55+ in the U.S.

FamiliesLabor
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New research shows that reductions in air pollution have intergenerational consequences

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
working paper

The Grandkids Aren’t Alright: The Intergenerational Effects of Prenatal Pollution Exposure

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
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