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

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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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Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson will bring new perspectives on mass incarceration to U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence

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Kate Bahn testimony before the Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth on imbalance of power

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

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Jobs report: U.S. employment data shows continuing strong job gains, with employment in the warehousing and transportation industry well-above pre-pandemic levels

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

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Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management conference spotlights the value of diversity in U.S. policy analysis and research

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The 2022 Midwest Economic Association annual meeting features key sessions on labor market monopsony

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JOLTS Day Graphs: February 2022 Edition

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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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