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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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Kate Bahn testimony before the Joint Economic Committee on monopsony, workers, and corporate power

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Policymakers should ensure that the U.S. labor market recovery lasts by boosting workers’ bargaining power and strengthening social infrastructure

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

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

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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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Expert Focus: From academia to the administration, Equitable Growth scholars transition to executive branch

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NBER Summer Institute 2021 Round-up: Week 2

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NBER Summer Institute 2021 Round-up: Week 1

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Excessive heat harms U.S. workers unequally as the safety risks from climate change soar

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Temperature, workplace safety, and labor market inequality

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Kate Bahn testimony before the Joint Economic Committee on monopsony, workers, and corporate power

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Policymakers should ensure that the U.S. labor market recovery lasts by boosting workers’ bargaining power and strengthening social infrastructure

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JOLTS Day Graphs: May 2021 Edition

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June jobs report: What the coronavirus recession means for foreign-born workers in the United States

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

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

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How federal place-conscious policies can work to reduce regional inequality in the United States

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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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