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.

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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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Nobel laureates, former Fed chair, two former CEA chairs–58 scholars endorse the Measuring Real Income Growth Act of 2019

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Experts on the issue

Guest Author

Marianne Cooper

Stanford University

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Research Advisory Board

Ariel Kalil

University of Chicago

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Research Advisory Board

David Autor

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Jeff Larrimore
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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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