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

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
Disaggregating Growth

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

FamiliesInequality & Mobility
working paper

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

Inequality & MobilityLabor
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New research shows California Paid Family Leave reduces poverty

Inequality & MobilityLabor
TOPICS: Paid Leave, Poverty
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We can cut child poverty in the United States in half in 10 years

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

Inequality & Mobility

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report

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

CompetitionTax & MacroeconomicsInequality & Mobility
report

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

LaborInequality & MobilityFamilies
Coronavirus Recession

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

Inequality & MobilityTax & MacroeconomicsLabor
grant

The impacts of welfare cuts on well-being during the Great Recession: Evidence from linked U.S. administrative and survey data

FamiliesInequality & Mobility
Vision 2020

Addressing the U.S. racial economic mobility and inequality divides

Inequality & Mobility
Coronavirus Recession

Twenty-one policy resources to combat the coronavirus recession

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesLabor
Coronavirus Recession

Congress must act to help U.S. families facing an income crisis

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesTax & Macroeconomics
Coronavirus Recession

Americans want green spending in federal coronavirus recession relief packages

Inequality & MobilityTax & MacroeconomicsLabor
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Misvaluations in local property tax assessments cause the tax burden to fall more heavily on Black, Latinx homeowners

Inequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
working paper

The Assessment Gap: Racial Inequalities in Property Taxation

Inequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
Coronavirus Recession

One year later: Recession Ready and the coronavirus recession

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesTax & MacroeconomicsLabor
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