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Equitable Growth supports research and policy analysis on how trends in economic inequality and mobility and changes in the economy have affected the concentration of wealth, income, and earnings, and how these distributional shifts have affected the promise of economic security and opportunity.

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During the mid-20th century, strong economic growth was broadly shared, as incomes increased and children could expect a better quality of life than their parents, though significant disparities across demographic groups remained. In recent decades, wealth, income, and earnings inequality have been rising and mobility declining, and demographic disparities persist. Better understanding these trends and their implications for economic growth will inform evidence-backed policies that improve growth and mobility for people across incomes, regions, and demographic groups.

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School segregation undermines U.S. economic mobility and dynamism

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Higher education is not the U.S. mobility engine it could be because admissions practices are rigging the system

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New board member Mehrsa Baradaran brings expertise on economic inequality and the racial wealth gap

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Public Policy Implications of the Millennial Wealth Gap

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Marianne Cooper

Stanford University

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Ariel Kalil

University of Chicago

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David Autor

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Jeff Larrimore

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

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Darrick Hamilton

Ohio State University

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