Overview Household income in the United States became significantly more volatile beginning in the 1970s despite relatively stable overall economic growth during the 1980s.1 Macroeconomists called this period of stable […]
Nisha Chikhale is a Research Assistant at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Prior to joining Equitable Growth, Nisha worked as a research assistant for the Experimental Economics Lab at the University of Maryland and interned for the U.S. Mission to The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France. Nisha earned both her B.A. in Economics and B.A. in French Language and Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park.
What is household economic insecurity? Households are economically insecure when they’re unable to plan for expenses, save or invest for their future economic security, and pay down debts. Household insecurity […]
A new working paper published today by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth explores the relationship between the adoption of new technologies in occupations across the U.S. economy and how […]
Recent research documenting an increase in wealth inequality since the 1980s has led to calls for the increased taxation of wealth, including a high-profile proposal from Thomas Piketty, the Paris […]
Decades of research show that workers who involuntarily lose their jobs suffer long and enduring reduced earnings. Recent evidence on the effects of job loss in the aftermath of recessions […]
During the post-industrial period, there have been rapid changes in the composition and substance of U.S. jobs. Technological change, globalization, and other factors have changed the nature of work over […]
The United States relies heavily on property taxes to finance state and local government spending, but unlike five other OECD nations, it has no recurring tax on total wealth, which […]
In recent years, lawmakers on both sides of the congressional aisle have proposed expanding refundable tax credits for low-income workers across the United States such as the Earned Income Tax […]
What would happen to U.S. homeownership rates, home sizes, and borrowing levels if tax reform reduces the generosity of the home mortgage interest deduction? A recent working paper examining the […]
A new working paper underscores the importance of pass-through businesses, S corporations, and partnerships.