Topic Income & Earnings Volatility

Short-term fluctuations in family incomes and in workers’ earnings have consequences not only for family economic wellbeing but also for the health of the broader U.S. economy. Equitable Growth serves as a hub for researchers working on defining levels and trends in U.S. family income and earnings volatility, connecting the dots between these metrics and outcomes for a variety of social policies and programs while simultaneously growing the evidence base for how these micr0-level trends for families and individuals are impacting the strength and stability of the economy.

Featured work

Vision 2020

Earnings instability and mobility over our working lives: Improving short- and long-term economic well-being for U.S. workers

LaborFamiliesInequality & Mobility
post

How U.S. companies harm workers by making them independent contractors

Inequality & MobilityLabor
post

Planning for the next recession by reforming U.S. automatic stabilizers

Tax & MacroeconomicsFamiliesLabor
post

A Valentine’s Day love letter to the Unemployment Insurance program

Inequality & MobilityLabor
report

Household insecurity matters for U.S. macroeconomic stability

Tax & MacroeconomicsInequality & MobilityFamilies
working paper

Economic change and the social safety net: Are rural Americans still behind?

Inequality & MobilityLabor

Explore Content in Income & Earnings Volatility90

Coronavirus Recession

The coronavirus recession and economic inequality: A roadmap to recovery and long-term structural change

LaborTax & MacroeconomicsInequality & Mobility
Coronavirus Recession

July jobs report: Coronavirus recession continues to hit Latinx workers in service jobs amid unprecedented U.S. labor market volatility

Inequality & MobilityLabor
Coronavirus Recession

Twenty-one policy resources to combat the coronavirus recession

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesLabor
Coronavirus Recession

Congress must act to help U.S. families facing an income crisis

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesTax & Macroeconomics
Coronavirus Recession

Broken plumbing: How systems for delivering economic relief in response to the coronavirus recession failed the U.S. economy

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesTax & Macroeconomics
post

A college degree is not the solution to U.S. wage inequality

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesLabor
Coronavirus Recession

Child care is essential for working parents, but is the industry ready and safe to reopen?

FamiliesInequality & MobilityLabor
working paper

The Impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. Child Care Market: Evidence from Stay-at-Home Orders

FamiliesInequality & Mobility
Coronavirus Recession

Did the Paycheck Protection Program work for small businesses across the United States?

Inequality & MobilityTax & MacroeconomicsLabor
post

JOLTS Day Graphs: April 2020 Report Edition

Inequality & MobilityLabor
Coronavirus Recession

Moving from Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation to a job losers’ stimulus program amid the coronavirus recession

Tax & MacroeconomicsInequality & MobilityLabor
Coronavirus Recession

One year later: Recession Ready and the coronavirus recession

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesTax & MacroeconomicsLabor
Connect with us!

Explore the Equitable Growth network of experts around the country and get answers to today's most pressing questions!

Get in Touch