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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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The intersectional wage divides faced by Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander women in the United States

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Factsheet: What does the research say about the economics of paid leave?

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The consequences of job displacement for U.S. workers

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In Conversation with Jake Rosenfeld

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Wage discrimination and the exploitation of workers in the U.S. labor market

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Women and the future of work in the United States

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The future of work and worker power post-COVID a key topic at the 2021 Labor and Employment Relations Association annual conference

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JOLTS Day Graphs: April 2021 Edition

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U.S. jobs report: Amid robust employment gains in May policymakers need to consider the future direction of demand-driven employment growth across industries

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

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Beyond place-based: Reducing regional inequality with place-conscious policies

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The intersectional wage divides faced by Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander women in the United States

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The rising financialization of the U.S. economy harms workers and their families, threatening a strong recovery

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JOLTS Day Graphs: March 2021 Edition

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April Jobs report: Disappointing job gains mean the damage from the coronavirus recession may be long term, especially for young workers

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

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The consequences of job displacement for U.S. workers

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Webinar: How to strengthen U.S. labor standards enforcement to protect workers’ rights

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Stefanie Stantcheva

Harvard University

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Kate Bronfenbrenner

Cornell University

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Jesse Rothstein

University of California, Berkeley

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Janet L. Yellen

U.S. Department of the Treasury

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Elliott Ash

ETH Zurich

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