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

LaborFamilies
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New research shows that reductions in air pollution have intergenerational consequences

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
Vision 2020

The economic imperative of enacting paid family leave across the United States

FamiliesInequality & MobilityLabor

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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

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
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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?

FamiliesLabor
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

FamiliesLabor
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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

LaborFamilies
working paper

Temperature, workplace safety, and labor market inequality

LaborFamilies
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