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.

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

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Wage and employment implications of U.S. labor market monopsony and possible policy solutions

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

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Unequally Insecure: Rising Black/White Disparities in Job Displacement, 1981-2017

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Minimum Wages and Racial Inequality

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Targeted Debt Relief and the Origins of Financial Distress: Experimental Evidence from Distressed Credit Card Borrowers

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