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

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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

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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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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

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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

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

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Temperature, workplace safety, and labor market inequality

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Climate change among many issues discussed at annual Western Economic Association International conference

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesTax & Macroeconomics
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The economic benefits of equal opportunity in the United States by ending racial, ethnic, and gender disparities

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Father’s Day highlights why paid paternity leave should be part of all U.S. parental leave policies

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Expert Focus

Expert Focus: Examining and strengthening U.S. care infrastructure

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Equitable Recovery

Factsheet: What does the research say about the economics of paid leave?

FamiliesLabor
TOPICS: Health, Paid Leave
Equitable Recovery

Factsheet: What does the research say about care infrastructure?

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