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

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Coronavirus Recession

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

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

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New research shows that reductions in air pollution have intergenerational consequences

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

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Boosting Wages

Public investments in social insurance, education, and child care can overcome market failures to promote family and economic well-being

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Equitable Growth invests in research grants to explore the role of paid sick leave and paid family and medical leave amid the coronavirus recession

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COVID-19 and Paid Leave: Assessing the Impact of the FFCRA

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Access to Paid Leave during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Evidence from NYC

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Did Paid Sick Leave and Family Medical Leave Ameliorate the Health and Economic Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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Coronavirus Recession

New research shows the impact of 2020 job and income losses on family dynamics and parents’ mental health in vulnerable households

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Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Family Dynamics in Economically Vulnerable Households

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Coronavirus Recession

Scholars and advocates say racial disparities and worker power are key to the coronavirus recession and to long-term U.S. economic recovery

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Coronavirus Recession

Factsheet: New study shows that emergency paid sick leave reduced COVID-19 infections in the United States

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The long-term evolution of inequality: Poverty, pollution, and human capital

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