Bridget Ansel
Bridget Ansel

Policy Analyst

Washington Center for Equitable Growth

Bridget Ansel was a Policy Analyst at Equitable Growth. Her research and analysis focused on advancing our understanding of family economic security issues, specifically paid leave, fair scheduling practices, gender and racial equality, wage discrimination, and other labor and work issues. Ansel’s work has been published or cited in multiple outlets, including Politico MagazineNewsweek, and The Guardian. Originally from Chicago, she graduated from Georgetown University.

 

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Mothers in the United States earn less despite education and experience

FamiliesInequality & MobilityLabor
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After 25 years, it’s time for paid leave

Labor
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Paid Leave
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Weekend reading: “lobbying and entrepreneurship” edition

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Dinner table entrepreneurship on both sides of the Atlantic

CompetitionInequality & Mobility
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Weekend Reading “quitting is awesome” edition

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Weekend reading: “It’s been a taxing week” edition

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Weekend reading: “Medicaid expansion, unpredictable schedules, and monopoly power” edition

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Medicaid’s financial benefits are larger than previously thought

Families
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Health
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The gender gap in economics has ramifications far beyond the ivory tower

Inequality & MobilityLabor
TOPICS: Gender, Pay Equity
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Weekend reading, “racial health disparities, wealth inequality, and labor market tightness” edition

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Weekend Reading: “occupational segregation” edition

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More U.S. men are becoming nurses but not entering other traditionally female occupations

Labor
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Job Mobility
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Pay transparency is good for employees but can also benefit businesses

Inequality & MobilityLabor
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Disclosing salary history perpetuates past discrimination

Inequality & MobilityLabor
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Weekend reading: “#hipsterantitrust edition”

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Has the momentum around paid leave reached a tipping point in the United States?

FamiliesLabor
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A research roundup on unpredictable schedules in the United States

FamiliesLabor
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Venture capital’s gender gap is costly for firms and the economy

Inequality & Mobility
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Gender
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Weekend reading: “mind the gap” edition

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Climbing the career ladder, switching jobs, and the gender wage gap in the United States

Inequality & MobilityLabor
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Weekend reading: “When it rains, it pours” edition

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Weekend reading: “This post is tax-ing” edition

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Do U.S. women choose low-paid occupations, or do low-paid occupations choose them?

Inequality & MobilityLabor
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Weekend Reading, “the antitrust” edition

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Weekend Reading: “the luck of the Irish” edition

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Local economic decline affects marriage and fertility rates, but in a surprising way

FamiliesInequality & MobilityLabor
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Weekend Reading: declining interest rates, jobs in care industries, and women’s labor force participation

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U.S. millennials, the racial wealth divide, and asking parents for rent

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
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Weekend reading: “adjusted for (ball) inflation” edition

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The vast wealth gap between black and white women in the United States

Inequality & Mobility
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Falling behind the rest of the world: Childcare in the United States

FamiliesLabor
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Weekend Reading: “Stop, children, what’s that sound?” edition

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Across developed countries, family policies help women

FamiliesLabor
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Failing to invest in young kids is damaging the U.S. economy

Families
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Millions of Americans are stuck in part-time jobs

Labor
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Many of the fastest growing jobs in the United States are missing men

Inequality & MobilityLabor
TOPICS: Gender, Pay Equity
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For American men, the black-white wage gap is at levels last seen in the 1950s

Inequality & Mobility
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Weekend Reading: “Are the kids alright?” edition

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Trump’s paid leave proposal could backfire on women and families

FamiliesLabor
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Is the cost of childcare driving women out of the U.S. workforce?

FamiliesInequality & MobilityLabor
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Are employees willing to forgo pay for better work schedules?

Labor
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Having a child comes with significant financial consequences

FamiliesLabor
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All work and no pay for many women around the globe

FamiliesLabor
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More women in the United States are working past retirement age

Inequality & Mobility
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Gender
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Are unpredictable schedules harming U.S. workers’ health?

FamiliesLabor
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Taking a look at unpredictable schedules

Labor
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Working by the hour: The economic consequences of unpredictable scheduling practices

LaborFamilies
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A new proposal to reform the U.S. estate tax

Inequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
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Does a higher U.S. minimum wage hurt employment? A look abroad for answers

Labor
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Minimum Wage
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Meet Equitable Growth’s 2016 grantees

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A look at overwork in three charts

Labor
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The new overtime rule is “good economics and good business”

Labor
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Overworked America

Labor
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“Throwing money at the problem” may actually work in education

Families
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: K-12
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Like grandmother, like granddaughter: Education doesn’t change

Families
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For kids’ future, money does matter

FamiliesLabor
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Is the lack of paid leave partly to blame for declining U.S. labor force participation?

Labor
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Paid Leave
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More Americans are working “strange” hours

Labor
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Caring for the elderly in America now includes a minimum wage and overtime

Labor
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Minimum Wage
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Netflix and the paid family leave debate

Labor
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Paid Leave
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Reforms to “just-in-time” scheduling practices now before Congress

Labor
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Does Nevada’s new school choice program hurt low- and middle-income students?

Families
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: K-12
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Do states’ tax policies cause U.S. employees to earn less and employers to earn more?

Tax & MacroeconomicsInequality & Mobility
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New John Bates Clark winner takes policy-relevant research very seriously

Families
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: K-12
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How to bypass U.S. estate taxes

Tax & Macroeconomics
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How to bypass U.S. estate taxes

Tax & Macroeconomics
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What do Americans think about paying taxes?

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The effects of taxation on entrepreneurship and innovation

Tax & Macroeconomics
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The pitfalls of just-in-time-scheduling

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Evaluating labor standards and employment outcomes

Labor
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Minimum Wage
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Creating a new understanding of economic growth and well-being

Inequality & Mobility
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What’s happening to married mothers in the workforce?

FamiliesLabor
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Paid Leave
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The behavioral barriers to paying off debt

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Credit & Debt
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The changing dynamics of economic inequality and for-profit universities

Families
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The evolution of class-based gaps in young children’s home environments

Families
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Can more effective management of household debt help foster equitable growth?

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: 1
TOPICS: Credit & Debt
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Reform summer vacation to boost U.S. economic competitiveness

Families

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