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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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New working paper examines the evolution of economic thought on the impact of technological change in the labor market

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In Conversation with Lee Badgett

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TOPICS: Gender, Pay Equity
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A primer on monopsony power: Its causes, consequences, and implications for U.S. workers and economic growth

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Making Short-Time Compensation work for the low-wage service sector

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African American men and the U.S. labor market during recessions and economic recoveries

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Paid sick time and paid family and medical leave support workers in different ways and are both good for the broader U.S. economy

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TOPICS: Health, Paid Leave

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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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Columbia University

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U.S. Census Bureau

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Deniz Civril

Wellesley College

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Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

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