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Equitable Growth supports research and policy analysis on how inequalities in wages, bargaining power, and the evolving labor market affect workers’ economic security and opportunity as well as broad-based economic growth.

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Too many workers have been left behind as the benefits of growth increasingly accrue to those at the top of the income and wealth distribution. Equitable Growth supports research to improve our understanding of what is driving these trends, who is affected, and what policies can boost wages for all workers, provide for safe and equitable workplaces, develop pathways for upward mobility, and encourage stronger economic growth and stability.

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Four graphs on U.S. occupational segregation by race, ethnicity, and gender

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A feminist economic policy agenda in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the quest for racial justice

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

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Factsheet: How strong unions can restore workers’ bargaining power

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Coronavirus Recession

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

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New research finds enhanced U.S. social insurance will be necessary until the coronavirus recession recedes

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Americans want green spending in federal coronavirus recession relief packages

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Coronavirus Recession

The United States needs a new Works Progress Administration to overcome the coronavirus recession

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Coronavirus Recession

Latest jobs report for June reveals pre-existing inequality in U.S. labor market worsening amid coronavirus recession

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Vision 2020

Experts discuss transformative ideas for 2020 U.S. economic policy debate at Vision 2020 event

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: June 2020 Report Edition

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Four graphs on U.S. occupational segregation by race, ethnicity, and gender

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Factsheet: U.S. occupational segregation by race, ethnicity, and gender

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A feminist economic policy agenda in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the quest for racial justice

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Coronavirus Recession

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Vision 2020

Equitable Growth webinar will explore bold policies to ensure a broad-based economic recovery

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Susan Helper

Case Western Reserve University

Carlton Professor of Economics

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Hilary Wething

University of Washington

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Max Risch

Princeton University

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John Coglianese

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

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Martha Bailey

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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