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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Disaggregating Growth

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

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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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Paid family care leave is a missing piece in the U.S. social insurance system

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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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In an age of inequality, aggregate and mean economic statistics don’t tell us enough

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Investments in early childhood education improve outcomes for program participants—and perhaps other children too

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Veterans in the U.S. labor market face barriers to success that can and should be addressed

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In an age of inequality, aggregate and mean economic statistics don’t tell us enough

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California’s paid family leave policy is decreasing nursing home use and saving Medicaid dollars

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Measuring population estimates of housing insecurity in the United States: A comprehensive approach

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Previewing tomorrow’s annual income and poverty report

Inequality & Mobility
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