issue Labor

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.

Photo credit: Bannafarsai_Stock/shutterstock.com

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.

Featured Research

report

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

LaborInequality & MobilityFamilies
post

Equitable Growth announces record $1.07 million in research grants on inequality and broadly shared growth

CompetitionLaborInequality & MobilityFamiliesTax & Macroeconomics
post

Labor Day: Labor standards and institutional support for collective action are essential for an equitable U.S. economy

LaborInequality & Mobility
report

Maintaining effective U.S. labor standards enforcement through the coronavirus recession

Labor
report

Women and the future of work in the United States

Labor
Coronavirus Recession

New research on the Great Recession shows extended unemployment benefits insignificantly affect U.S. unemployment rates

FamiliesTax & MacroeconomicsLabor

Explore Content in Labor1004

Reset
report

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

LaborInequality & MobilityFamilies
post

JOLTS Day Graphs: July 2020 Edition

LaborInequality & Mobility
Coronavirus Recession

College football’s inequality dilemma amid the coronavirus recession

LaborInequality & Mobility
post

Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: August 2020 Report Edition

LaborInequality & Mobility
post

Labor Day: Labor standards and institutional support for collective action are essential for an equitable U.S. economy

LaborInequality & Mobility
report

Maintaining effective U.S. labor standards enforcement through the coronavirus recession

Labor
Coronavirus Recession

Get more money immediately to U.S. families and help them out of the coronavirus recession

Inequality & MobilityTax & MacroeconomicsLabor
post

Equitable Growth announces record $1.07 million in research grants on inequality and broadly shared growth

CompetitionLaborInequality & MobilityFamiliesTax & Macroeconomics
Coronavirus Recession

The coronavirus recession and economic inequality: A roadmap to recovery and long-term structural change

LaborTax & MacroeconomicsInequality & Mobility
grant

The redistributional consequences of multiple minimum wages

Inequality & MobilityLabor
grant

Where does new work come from?

Inequality & MobilityLabor
grant

Domestic outsourcing in the United States

Inequality & MobilityLabor

Experts on the issue

Grantee

Jesse Rothstein

University of California, Berkeley

Learn More
Grantee

Tanya Byker

Middlebury College

Learn More
Grantee

Elliott Ash

ETH Zurich

Learn More
Grantee

Hilary Wething

University of Washington

Learn More
Grantee

John Coglianese

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Learn More
Connect with us!

Explore the Equitable Growth network of experts around the country and get answers to today's most pressing questions!

Get in Touch