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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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Novel Measurement of Childcare Customer and Worker Flows Enables Novel Evidence on Recent Supply-Side Subsidies

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The Child Care Workforce and COVID: Community Capacity and Investments as Buffers to the Pandemic

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Janus and the Future of Public Sector Worker Power

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Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Implications of Wage Rigidity

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Building an open-source knowledge base and machine learning tools to automate the transformation of job advertisement text into data

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Changing Climate for Union Organizing: Non-Board campaigns 2016-2022

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New research shows that differences in state Unemployment Insurance rules cause inequity and inefficiency

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Racial Inequality in the U.S. Unemployment Insurance System

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Algorithmic wage discrimination requires policy solutions that enforce predictability and the U.S. spirit of equal pay for equal work

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On Algorithmic Wage Discrimination

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: June 2023 Report Edition

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JOLTS Day Graphs: May 2023 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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Martha Bailey

University of California, Los Angeles

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Jeffrey Thompson

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

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Former Steering Committee

Janet L. Yellen

U.S. Department of the Treasury

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