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

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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

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

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Equitable Recovery

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

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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

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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
working paper

Does Paid Sick Leave Affect Job Turnover?

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TOPICS: Health, Paid Leave
Equitable Recovery

Completing the unfinished New Deal to overcome 21st century U.S. economic inequality

FamiliesInequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
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Joint Ventures in Dialysis Care: Improving Coordination or Enabling Market Power?

CompetitionFamilies
Equitable Recovery

Coronavirus disruptions in family caregiving highlight the importance of investments in U.S. care infrastructure and paid leave

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Myths about competition in the global economy harm humanity and our planet

CompetitionLaborFamilies
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NBER Summer Institute 2021 Round-up: Week 3

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

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