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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Vision 2020

Policies to strengthen our nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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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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New research shows California Paid Family Leave reduces poverty

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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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Vision 2020

Addressing the need for affordable, high-quality early childhood care and education for all in the United States

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Earnings instability and mobility over our working lives: Improving short- and long-term economic well-being for U.S. workers

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Vision 2020

Policies to strengthen our nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
Vision 2020

Race and the lack of intergenerational economic mobility in the United States

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Vision 2020

Overcoming social exclusion: Addressing race and criminal justice policy in the United States

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Vision 2020

The logistics of a reparations program in the United States

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Vision 2020

Promote economic and racial justice: Eliminate student loan debt and establish a right to higher education across the United States

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Encouraging banks to serve the credit needs of everyone

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New measure of county-level GDP gives insight into local-level U.S. economic growth

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Equitable Growth CEO Talks All Things Economic Inequality in Recent Reddit “Ask Me Anything” series

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

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Vision 2020: Evidence for a Stronger Economy

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