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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Factsheet: What the research says about the economic impacts of reproductive care

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesLabor
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Reduced job turnover in small U.S. firms is an overlooked benefit of paid sick leave

FamiliesLabor
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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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Caregiving Arrangements for Older Adults: The Roles of Family Characteristics and Public Benefits

FamiliesInequality & Mobility
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Racial disparities in heat exposure

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
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Labor Unions and Workplace Safety Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic

LaborFamilies
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Inequality in Health Returns to Local Labor Markets: Extraction Booms and Mortality among Native Americans

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
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The Care Work System as a Fundamental Cause of Economic Inequalities

FamiliesLabor
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Why the Inflation Reduction Act is key to strong, broad-based U.S. economic growth

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesTax & Macroeconomics
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The economic evidence behind the Inflation Reduction Act and why it will boost strong, broad-based economic growth

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesTax & Macroeconomics
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Reduced job turnover in small U.S. firms is an overlooked benefit of paid sick leave

FamiliesLabor
Expert Focus

Expert Focus: The economic impacts of access to abortion and contraception

LaborInequality & MobilityFamilies
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Factsheet: What the research says about the economic impacts of reproductive care

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesLabor
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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
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