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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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 with Leemore Dafny

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

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

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

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

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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

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Paid family and medical leave in the United States: A data agenda for practitioners

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Paid Family and Medical Leave in the United States: A Data Agenda

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Investments in early childhood education improve outcomes for program participants—and perhaps other children too

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Short and medium run impacts of preschool education: Evidence from state pre-k programs

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Getting the information we need to advance the conversation on paid leave in the United States

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

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Consequences of Routine Work Schedule Instability for Worker Health and Wellbeing

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