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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In Conversation with Mark Rank

FamiliesInequality & Mobility
Vision 2020

Policies to strengthen our nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
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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How federal place-conscious policies can work to reduce regional inequality in the United States

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Beyond place-based: Reducing regional inequality with place-conscious policies

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Equitable Recovery

The evidence behind Biden’s big plans for rebuilding infrastructure, reducing poverty, and combating inequality

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesTax & Macroeconomics
In Conversation

In Conversation with Mark Rank

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Past Event

Equitable Growth Presents: Dispelling Poverty Myths and Expanding Income Support

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The child allowance will pay dividends for the entire U.S. economy far into the future

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
Boosting Wages

Place-conscious federal policies to reduce regional economic disparities in the United States

Inequality & MobilityLabor
Boosting Wages

Sovereignty and improved economic outcomes for American Indians: Building on the gains made since 1990

Inequality & MobilityLabor
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Public investments in education can spur equitable growth, pay for themselves, and create jobs for a stronger economic recovery

FamiliesInequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
Coronavirus Recession

Main Street’s workers, families, and small businesses are now suffering as Wall Street prospers from policies to fight the coronavirus recession

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Wage discrimination and the exploitation of workers in the U.S. labor market

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Coronavirus Recession

Get more money immediately to U.S. families and help them out of the coronavirus recession

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