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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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In Conversation with Lee Badgett

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

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Understanding the economics of monopsony: How labor markets work under imperfect competition

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

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How new job search technologies are affecting the U.S. labor market

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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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Reduced job turnover in small U.S. firms is an overlooked benefit of paid sick leave

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Expert Focus: The economic impacts of access to abortion and contraception

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Factsheet: What the research says about the economic impacts of reproductive care

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In Conversation with Lee Badgett

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May jobs report: Young workers are entering a uniquely evolving U.S. labor market

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

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JOLTS Day Graphs: April 2022 Edition

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Is there a skilled labor shortage? The economic evidence on skills gap and labor shortage concerns

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Developing a research agenda on racial and gender equity in the pandemic-era U.S. labor market

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New research explains how better-quality work schedules increase U.S. retail workers’ productivity and store profits

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New research shows Fair Workweek laws ensure workers have more predictable schedules without sacrificing their hours worked

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Recent working paper explores connection between capital investment and labor demand in the United States

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Till von Wachter

University of California, Los Angeles

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Luke Elliott-Negri

Graduate Center of the City University of New York

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Michael Reich

University of California, Berkeley

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Elisabeth Jacobs

The Urban Institute

Senior Fellow

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John Majewski

University of California, Santa Barbara

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