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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Coronavirus Recession

Better workplace conditions for long-term eldercare staff are key to promoting resident safety amid the coronavirus pandemic

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

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Coronavirus Recession

Disaggregated data on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders is crucial amid the coronavirus pandemic

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Coronavirus Recession

Congress must act to help U.S. families facing an income crisis

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesTax & Macroeconomics
Coronavirus Recession

Broken plumbing: How systems for delivering economic relief in response to the coronavirus recession failed the U.S. economy

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesTax & Macroeconomics
Coronavirus Recession

Child care is essential for working parents, but is the industry ready and safe to reopen?

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Coronavirus Recession

New analysis shows state paid leave programs cushioned the blow of COVID-19, sparking important new questions

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Coronavirus Recession

Better workplace conditions for long-term eldercare staff are key to promoting resident safety amid the coronavirus pandemic

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Worker earnings, service quality, and firm profitability: Evidence from nursing homes and minimum wage reforms

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Coronavirus Recession

One year later: Recession Ready and the coronavirus recession

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Coronavirus Recession

Green stimulus, not dirty bailouts, is the smart investment strategy during the coronavirus recession

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesTax & Macroeconomics
In Conversation

In conversation with Trevon Logan

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Coronavirus Recession

New working paper shows long-term U.S. economic and health benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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