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    A $2.5 Trillion Question: What If Incomes Grew Like GDP Did?

    Oct 6, 2020

    Income inequality is an aspect of economics that resonates with many Americans: It feels like the rich are getting richer, while the rest are having a hard time just getting by. What would income distribution look like today if incomes grew apace with the economy?

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    The Link Between Workplace Diversity and the Gender Pay Gap

    Aug 15, 2020

    Many factors explain the gender earnings gap, including workplace biases, differences in how credit is attributed, and differences in how men and women negotiate. But another factor could influence the pay women receive: the number of men in their workplace.

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