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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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Vision 2020

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

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

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In Conversation

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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Coronavirus Recession

U.S. economic policy principles for confronting the coronavirus recession

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An SEIR Infectious Disease Model with Testing and Conditional Quarantine

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Coronavirus Recession

Getting money urgently to low-wage U.S. workers

Tax & MacroeconomicsInequality & MobilityFamilies
Coronavirus Recession

Congress fights back, and it’s absolutely necessary

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Coronavirus Recession

Research shows paid leave is needed to protect families, workers, and businesses during the coronavirus recession and beyond

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Coronavirus Recession

Paid medical and caregiving leave during the coronavirus pandemic: What they are and why they matter

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Coronavirus Recession

Paid caregiving leave: A missing piece in the U.S. social insurance system

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Coronavirus Recession

What does the research say about paid family and medical leave policy design options in the United States?

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Coronavirus Recession

What is paid medical leave and how does it support U.S. workers’ health and the U.S. economy?

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Coronavirus Recession

The president must appoint a COVID-19 czar to ramp up production of medical supplies

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Coronavirus Recession

U.S. economic policymakers need to fight the coronavirus now

Tax & MacroeconomicsFamilies
Vision 2020

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

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