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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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Why minimum wages are a critical tool for achieving racial justice in the U.S. labor market

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Factsheet: New study shows that emergency paid sick leave reduced COVID-19 infections in the United States

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Addressing long-term U.S. unemployment requires confronting the stigma against the unemployed amid the coronavirus recession

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

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

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Women and the future of work in the United States

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Restoring competition in the United States

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JOLTS Day Graphs: September 2020 Edition

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

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The Intergenerational Transmission of Employers and the Earnings of Young Workers

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Scholars and advocates say racial disparities and worker power are key to the coronavirus recession and to long-term U.S. economic recovery

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Why minimum wages are a critical tool for achieving racial justice in the U.S. labor market

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Equitable Growth’s labor market experts deliver comment letter to U.S. Department of Labor on status of independent contractors

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Coronavirus Recession

Factsheet: New study shows that emergency paid sick leave reduced COVID-19 infections in the United States

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Addressing long-term U.S. unemployment requires confronting the stigma against the unemployed amid the coronavirus recession

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Labor in the Boardroom: A Model for the United States?

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Voting rights equal economic progress: The Voting Rights Act and U.S. economic inequality

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The Effect of Political Power on Labor Market Inequality: Evidence from the 1965 Voting Rights Act

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Jesse Rothstein

University of California, Berkeley

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Tanya Byker

Middlebury College

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Elliott Ash

ETH Zurich

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Abhay Aneja

University of California, Berkeley

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John Coglianese

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

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