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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 workplace dignity is valuable to U.S. workers, employers, and the broader economy

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Expert Focus: Studying the future of work and technology’s impact on workers

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In Conversation with Lenore Palladino

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A primer on monopsony power: Its causes, consequences, and implications for U.S. workers and economic growth

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Making Short-Time Compensation work for the low-wage service sector

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Paid sick time and paid family and medical leave support workers in different ways and are both good for the broader U.S. economy

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What is social infrastructure, and how does it support economic growth in the United States?

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Automated and algorithmic management is already here, invisibly shaping job quality for U.S. workers

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: December 2022 Report Edition

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JOLTS Day Graphs: November 2022 Edition

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The importance of understanding how job quality affects U.S. workers and the entire economy, and how to boost access to good jobs

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Power and Dignity in the Low-Wage Labor Market: Theory and Evidence from Wal-Mart Workers

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Unions in the United States improve worker safety and lower health inequality

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Equitable Growth delivers comment letter responding to U.S. Department of Labor’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on classifying employees and independent contractors

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Early evidence on federal government income supports for U.S. individuals, workers, and families during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Equitable Growth delivers comment letter responding to the National Labor Relations Board’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Joint-Employer Standard

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: November 2022 Report Edition

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Experts on the issue

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Samir Sonti

CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies

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David S. Pedulla

Harvard University

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Bryan Seegmiller

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Martha Bailey

University of California, Los Angeles

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Kristin Butcher

Wellesley College

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