Topic Poverty

Family income for those at the bottom of the U.S. economic distribution have barely budged over the past several decades, while those at the top have skyrocketed. Twelve percent of Americans live in poverty today, including nearly 10 million children. Equitable Growth is growing the evidence base for how rising inequality affects the economic wellbeing of those at the bottom of the economic ladder in order to support the creation of policies that provide both a safety net and a springboard to opportunity for the most disadvantaged among us.

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Policies to strengthen our nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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Disaggregating Growth

Newly released U.S. poverty statistics show that recent economic growth is not broadly shared

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Hard Times: Routine Schedule Unpredictability and Material Hardship among Service Sector Workers

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We can cut child poverty in the United States in half in 10 years

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As the U.S. rural economy changes, social safety net programs buoy rural residents above the poverty line

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Including immigrants in the U.S. tax system is fiscally responsible and can boost economic growth by lifting the well-being of their families

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Budget analyses of U.S. income support programs must incorporate long-term benefits for children

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New research shows that 1 in 4 adults in the United States suffers from transportation insecurity

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Low-Income Borrowers and Payday Lenders: A Qualitative Study

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The inequitable consequences of ‘heat islands’ within the metropolitan areas of the United States and what to do about it

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COVID-19 recession and ensuing economic recovery reveals why Unemployment Insurance fails to reach marginalized U.S. workers

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Understanding Disparities in Unemployment Insurance Recipiency

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New research documents the high cost of residential racial segregation in Northern cities of the United States

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Black Lives: The High Cost of Segregation

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Money Matters: Consumption Volatility Across the Income Distribution

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Worker power and pay quality for young workers without a college degree in the United States

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U.S. disability programs provide valuable benefits to low-income recipients across a range of health conditions

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