issue Inequality & Mobility

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.

Photo credit: Monster Ztudio/shutterstock.com

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.

Featured Research

Search

Reset
post

Progress toward consensus on measuring U.S. income inequality

Inequality & Mobility
post

Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: December 2018 Report Edition

Inequality & MobilityLabor
TOPICS: Wage Stagnation
post

U.S. economic policies that are pro-work and pro-worker

Inequality & MobilityLabor
post

Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, December 13–19, 2018

Inequality & Mobility
post

Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, December 6–13, 2018

Inequality & Mobility
In Conversation

In conversation with Karen Dynan

Tax & MacroeconomicsInequality & Mobility

Experts on the issue

Guest Author

Michael Ettlinger

University of New Hampshire

Learn More
Grantee

Marta Lachowska

Upjohn Institute

Learn More
Research Advisory Board

Ariel Kalil

University of Chicago

Learn More
Research Advisory Board

David Autor

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Learn More
Jeff Larrimore
Working Paper Author

Jeff Larrimore

Federal Reserve Board of Governors

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