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

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

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Labor Day: How unions promote racial solidarity in the United States

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

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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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Do US Firms Have an Incentive to Comply with the FLSA and the NLRA?

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The value of racial and gender diversity at the Federal Reserve

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Diverse Policy Committees Can Reach Underrepresented Groups

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

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JOLTS Day Graphs: July 2021 Edition

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August Jobs Report: Uncertainty and teacher shortages loom over the new school year

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

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How Exceptional is American Job Quality? Decent- and Poverty-Pay Rates by Age, Gender, and Education in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, and France*

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Low Pay in Rich Countries: Institutions, Bargaining Power, and Earnings Inequality in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and France

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Labor Day: How unions promote racial solidarity in the United States

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Does Paid Sick Leave Affect Job Turnover?

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Equitable Growth announces record $1.39 million in research grants for scholars examining economic inequality and growth

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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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