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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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Child care costs are going to rise, but policymakers can help U.S. families manage these increases

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New research shows unstable schedules do not offer more flexibility for U.S. workers

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

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Jobs report: Amid continued job gains, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander workers experience the U.S. labor market in different and often hidden ways

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

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Protecting livestock producers and chicken growers

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JOLTS Day Graphs: March 2022 Edition

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Unions and the enforcement of labor rights: How organized labor protects U.S. workers against unfair and illegal employment practices

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Expert Focus

Expert Focus: Bolstering labor movements and boosting worker power this May Day

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In Conversation

In Conversation with Cecilia Conrad

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Factsheet: Six frequently asked questions about schedule quality and Fair Workweek laws across the United States

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Compensation for Unstable and Unpredictable Work Schedules: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 Cohort

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Experts on the issue

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Saravanan Kesavan

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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Miguel Acosta

Columbia University

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Lee Tucker

U.S. Census Bureau

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Deniz Civril

Wellesley College

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Jeffrey Thompson

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

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