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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Unions in the United States improve worker safety and lower health inequality

LaborInequality & MobilityFamilies
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Frequently asked questions about paid sick time for U.S. workers and their families and the broader U.S. economy

FamiliesLabor
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Factsheet: What the research says about the economic impacts of reproductive care

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesLabor
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Reduced job turnover in small U.S. firms is an overlooked benefit of paid sick leave

FamiliesLabor
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Paid sick time and paid family and medical leave support workers in different ways and are both good for the broader U.S. economy

FamiliesLabor
TOPICS: Health, Paid Leave
Equitable Recovery

Factsheet: What does the research say about care infrastructure?

FamiliesLabor

Explore Content in Health192

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Request for proposals: Research grants for early career scholars

CompetitionLaborTax & MacroeconomicsFamiliesInequality & Mobility
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Tracking Hospital Mergers and Understanding Which Markets are Changing

CompetitionFamilies
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Long Term Own and Dynamic Complementarity Effects of the WIC Program

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
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The economic costs of gun violence in the United States

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
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Paid sick leave means dads can spend more time caring for loved ones and less time worrying about missing work

FamiliesInequality & MobilityLabor
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Fitting the Bill? The First Federal Paid Leave Mandate

FamiliesLabor
TOPICS: Health, Paid Leave
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Who Cares? Paid Sick Leave Mandates, Care-Giving, and Gender

FamiliesInequality & Mobility
TOPICS: Gender, Health
Past Event

Paid leave and the pandemic: New evidence from Families First and lessons for federal policymakers

FamiliesLabor
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Unions in the United States improve worker safety and lower health inequality

LaborInequality & MobilityFamilies
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Railway negotiations highlight the importance of paid sick time for U.S. workers and the broader economy

LaborFamilies
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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Effect on Paid Leave Taking During the Early Pandemic

FamiliesLabor
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The effects of income on the economic wellbeing of families with low incomes: Evidence from the 2021 expanded Child Tax Credit

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