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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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Paid family care leave is a missing piece in the U.S. social insurance system

FamiliesInequality & MobilityLabor
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Linking racial stratification and poor health outcomes to economic inequality in the United States

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
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Paid Family and Medical Leave in the United States: A Research Agenda

FamiliesInequality & MobilityLabor
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For Father’s Day: Evidence from three countries on the importance of paid parental leave for new dads

FamiliesLabor
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Consequences of Routine Work Schedule Instability for Worker Health and Wellbeing

FamiliesLabor
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The unequal economic consequences of bad health

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

FamiliesLabor
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Paid family care leave is a missing piece in the U.S. social insurance system

FamiliesInequality & MobilityLabor
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Paid family care leave

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Planning for the next recession by reforming U.S. automatic stabilizers

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After Mother’s Day: Changes in mothers’ social programs over time

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TOPICS: Health, Pay Equity
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Linking racial stratification and poor health outcomes to economic inequality in the United States

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
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