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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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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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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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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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