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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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Wage bargaining is an important, yet unavailable, tool for many U.S. workers to increase their incomes

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New research shows the importance of worker power for addressing U.S. wage inequality

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New study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows schedule stability supports U.S. workers and the broader economy

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Congressional investments in social infrastructure would support immediate and long-term U.S. economic growth

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A new report lays out the path forward for faltering U.S. Unemployment Insurance system

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Women and the future of work in the United States

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Jobs report: November posted weaker-than-expected job gains while visa backlogs could dampen further U.S. employment growth

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: November 2021 Report Edition

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Addressing the ‘double gap’ faced by Black women in the U.S. economy

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The economic evidence behind 10 policies in the Build Back Better Act

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JOLTS Day Graphs: September 2021 Edition

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October U.S. Jobs report: Employment growth picked up steam last month

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Testimony by Michelle Holder before the Joint Economic Committee

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Sebastian Sotelo

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Antoine Arnoud

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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Johannes Schmieder

Boston University

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Jeffrey Thompson

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

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Timothy Smeeding

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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