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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Paid sick time and paid family and medical leave support workers in different ways and are both good for the broader U.S. economy

FamiliesLabor
TOPICS: Health, Paid Leave
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Excessive heat harms U.S. workers unequally as the safety risks from climate change soar

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

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

FamiliesLabor

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How Black activists spurred the U.S. government to expand school meal programs, addressing child hunger and boosting future productivity

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
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Paid sick time and paid family and medical leave support workers in different ways and are both good for the broader U.S. economy

FamiliesLabor
TOPICS: Health, Paid Leave
working paper

Support for Paid Family Leave among Small Employers Increases during the COVID-19 Pandemic

FamiliesLabor
TOPICS: Health, Paid Leave
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Paid sick leave improves public health outcomes and supports U.S. workers at a relatively low cost to employers

Families
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TOPICS: Health
working paper

Mandated Sick Pay: Coverage, Utilization, and Welfare Effects

Families
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TOPICS: Health
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Implications of allowing U.S. employers to opt out of a payroll-tax-financed paid leave program

FamiliesLabor
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Equitable Growth’s academic research and policy priorities shine through at Southern Economic Conference 2021

CompetitionLaborInequality & MobilityFamilies
Equitable Recovery

The economic evidence behind 10 policies in the Build Back Better Act

LaborTax & MacroeconomicsFamilies
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U.S. disability programs provide valuable benefits to low-income recipients across a range of health conditions

FamiliesTax & MacroeconomicsInequality & Mobility
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Beyond Health: Non-Health Risk and the Value of Disability Insurance

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
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Equitable Growth welcomes two new Dissertation Scholars for 2021–22 academic year

FamiliesInequality & Mobility
Equitable Recovery

A cost-benefit analysis of The American Families Plan’s proposed investment in a nationwide public preschool program

FamiliesInequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
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