Our new website: a note to readers

Welcome to the new Equitable Growth website! We designed the new site to help further our mission of advancing evidence-backed ideas and policies that promote strong, stable, and broad-based economic growth. Please explore and tell us what you think.

Since our founding in 2013, we have funded the work of more than 130 scholars and built a broader network through in-house policy analysis, events, and convenings. By supporting research and bringing scholars and policymakers together to exchange ideas, we have learned a great deal and helped inspire a range of evidence-based policy approaches to addressing economic inequality and boosting broad-based economic growth.

Here is what we know. Strong economic growth was broadly shared in the United States through much of the mid-20th century, though significant disparities across demographic groups remained. But in recent decades, income and wealth inequality have been rising and mobility declining. Indeed, the gap between the wealthy and the rest of society is wider than it has been in nearly a century, and no longer can most children expect a better quality of life than their parents. Moreover, significant disparities across demographic groups, which began to close mid-century, persist today.

Equitable Growth’s new site highlights broad issue areas related to the topics I mentioned above and breaks them down into key areas.

  • If you are interested in the evidence-based policy analysis that flows from our grant program and in-house research, our Issues section provides information on a host of relevant topics.
  • If you are interested in original and groundbreaking academic research, you can view our Working Papers series or our Value Added blog, which features commentary and analysis.
  • If you are a scholar who is interested in applying for support from us, you’ll want to visit our Elevating Research section to learn about our grant program and the resources we offer.

If you’d like to receive updates on our latest research and analysis, please sign up to receive our weekly newsletter and other information. And if you want to know more about our organization, please read who we are and what we’re all about.

Thanks for visiting equitablegrowth.org. We hope you’ll be back.


Heather Boushey
Executive Director and Chief Economist

June 13, 2018

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