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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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Executive action to combat wage theft against U.S. workers

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Employer concentration suppresses wages for several million U.S. workers: antitrust and labor market regulators should respond

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Collective bargaining as a path to more equitable wage growth in the United States

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Transforming U.S. supply chains to create good jobs

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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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Honoring Black History Month: How the history of violence and systemic racism continue to impact economic outcomes for African Americans

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Executive action to combat wage theft against U.S. workers

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Competitive Edge: Big Ag’s monopsony problem: How market dominance harms U.S. workers and consumers

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Equitable Growth event will explore the impact of technology in the workplace and potential for advancing worker power

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How to replace COVID relief deadlines with automatic ‘triggers’ that meet the needs of the U.S. economy

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JOLTS Day Graphs: December 2020 Edition

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Jobs report: Coronavirus recession hits workers in low-wage service industries who need access to the social safety net and effective labor protection enforcement

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

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The wage divide for Black and Latinx workers goes deeper than a ‘skills gap’ or requiring more credentials

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The consequences of political inequality and voter suppression for U.S. economic inequality and growth

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A new vision for antitrust enforcement in the United States

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A future for all workers: Technology and worker power

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Experts on the issue

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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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