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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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New working paper examines the evolution of economic thought on the impact of technological change in the labor market

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In Conversation with Lee Badgett

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TOPICS: Gender, Pay Equity
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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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TOPICS: Monopsony
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Making Short-Time Compensation work for the low-wage service sector

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African American men and the U.S. labor market during recessions and economic recoveries

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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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TOPICS: Health, Paid Leave

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Better data collection can help lift the LGBTQ+ community out of economic hardship in the United States

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Equitable Growth names Shayna Strom as interim president and CEO

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How corporate governance strategies hurt worker power in the United States

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

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Ahead of September’s jobs report, here is what the past 3 months of labor market data reveal about the health of the U.S. labor market

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JOLTS Day Graphs: July 2022 Edition

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The Self-Taught Economy: Open Access and Inclusion in the Tech Industry

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Aggregate Costs of Workplace Sexual Harassment

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Concentration and Racial Equity in Meat Processing

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Do Labor Strikes Achieve Worker Demands? Understanding Strike Outcomes and Effectiveness

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Collateral Consequences: How Driver’s License Suspensions Create Barriers to Work

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Race and Outside Options: Evidence from U.S. Employer-Employee Data

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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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