Alix Gould-Werth
Alix Gould-Werth

Director of Family Economic Security Policy

Washington Center for Equitable Growth

Alix Gould-Werth is the director of family economic security policy at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Prior to joining Equitable Growth, she was a human services researcher at Mathematica Policy Research. Gould-Werth holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and a B.A. from Swarthmore College. Her work focuses on poverty and inequality and has been published in Monthly Labor Review, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Social Service Review, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, and Survey Practice.

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Equitable Recovery

Weak income support infrastructure harms U.S. workers and their families and constrains economic growth

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Equitable Recovery

Policymakers should ensure that the U.S. labor market recovery lasts by boosting workers’ bargaining power and strengthening social infrastructure

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A new report lays out the path forward for faltering U.S. Unemployment Insurance system

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In Conversation

In Conversation with Mark Rank

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Research on race and consumption shows why racial disparities in Unemployment Insurance receipt are detrimental to economic recovery in the United States

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Coronavirus Recession

Equitable Growth invests in research grants to explore the role of paid sick leave and paid family and medical leave amid the coronavirus recession

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Coronavirus Recession

The long-run implications of extending unemployment benefits in the United States for workers, firms, and the economy

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Coronavirus Recession

Labor organizations and Unemployment Insurance: A virtuous circle supporting U.S. workers’ voices and reducing disparities in benefits

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In Conversation

In conversation with Alexander Hertel-Fernandez

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Coronavirus Recession

Broken plumbing: How systems for delivering economic relief in response to the coronavirus recession failed the U.S. economy

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Equitable Growth invests more than $250,000 to advance research on paid family and medical leave in the United States

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Unboxing scheduling practices for U.S. warehouse workers

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Coronavirus Recession

Fool Me Once: Investing in Unemployment Insurance systems to avoid the mistakes of the Great Recession during COVID-19

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Coronavirus Recession

How the coronavirus pandemic is harming family well-being for U.S. low-wage workers

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Coronavirus Recession

Paid medical and caregiving leave during the coronavirus pandemic: What they are and why they matter

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Coronavirus Recession

The only thing better than strengthening federal social supports now to prevent a coronavirus recession is strengthening them forever

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What does the research say about the FAMILY Act?

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New Equitable Growth Request for Proposals for scholars planning cutting-edge research on paid family and medical leave

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New paid leave research demonstrates challenge of balancing work and caregiving

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How U.S. workers’ just-in-time schedules perpetuate racial and ethnic inequality

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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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TOPICS: Paid Leave, Poverty
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After Mother’s Day: Changes in mothers’ social programs over time

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TOPICS: Health, Pay Equity
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How corporate headquarters could support store managers in providing predictable work schedules

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Retail workers’ unpredictable schedules affect sleep quality: Evidence from the Gap

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A Valentine’s Day love letter to the Unemployment Insurance program

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New research shows links between the quality of U.S. retail workers’ schedules and their well-being

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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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Marriage is an unexpected fringe benefit of a quality job in the United States: Food for thought this holiday shopping season

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Getting the information we need to advance the conversation on paid leave in the United States

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What upticks in U.S. economic inequality and incarceration mean for marriage

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