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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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Strong unions push firms to reduce riskier debt, lowering risks of unemployment for U.S. workers

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Industrial policies will be more effective at supporting good jobs and a stronger U.S. economy where there is institutional support for worker power

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Executive action to spur equitable growth

Executive actions to strengthen unions and increase worker power in the United States

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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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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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Request for proposals: Research grants for early career scholars

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Sameera Fazili and Mary Beth Maxwell join Equitable Growth’s Board of Directors

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New evidence suggests that receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program facilitates work in the long run

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What recent research says about the benefits of labor strikes and growing worker power for broader U.S. economic growth

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New research finds $15 minimum wages raise pay and increase employment for low-wage workers

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Minimum wage effects and monopsony explanations

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How to Fund Unemployment Insurance with Informality and False Claims: Evidence from Senegal

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Strong unions push firms to reduce riskier debt, lowering risks of unemployment for U.S. workers

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Resilience in Collective Bargaining

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Wage and Skills’ Spillover Effects of Million Dollar Projects

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Employee Activism: Mobilizing Workers as Corporate Stakeholders

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The Role of Regulations in the Development of Labor Market Power: Evidence from Clean Air Act’s New Source Review Permit Program

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Elisabeth Jacobs

The Urban Institute

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John Majewski

University of California, Santa Barbara

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Fatih Guvenen

University of Minnesota

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Kevin Rinz

U.S. Census Bureau

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Jonathan Garita

Central Bank of Costa Rica

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