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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Vision 2020

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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working paper

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

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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

FamiliesInequality & Mobility
working paper

Is the social safety net a long-term investment? Large-scale evidence from the food stamps program

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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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report

Paid medical leave research

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Coronavirus Recession

Where should the marginal dollar go in U.S. fiscal policy—to testing or to the safety net—amid a pandemic-induced economic downturn?

FamiliesTax & Macroeconomics
Coronavirus Recession

Dealing with the U.S. economic and public health effects of the coronavirus recession compassionately and with an eye on a strong recovery

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesTax & Macroeconomics
Coronavirus Recession

U.S. economic policy principles for confronting the coronavirus recession

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working paper

An SEIR Infectious Disease Model with Testing and Conditional Quarantine

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Coronavirus Recession

Getting money urgently to low-wage U.S. workers

Tax & MacroeconomicsInequality & MobilityFamilies
Coronavirus Recession

Congress fights back, and it’s absolutely necessary

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Coronavirus Recession

Research shows paid leave is needed to protect families, workers, and businesses during the coronavirus recession and beyond

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