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Inequalities, inclusion, and employment: a transatlantic perspective

What factors contribute to inequalities on both sides of the Atlantic, and how should policymakers address them?


Veena Dubal

Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Suresh Naidu

Professor of economics and international affairs, Columbia University

Income inequalities are greater in the United States than in the European Union, and employment changes were more volatile during the pandemic in the US with a sharp collapse in early 2020, followed by a speedy recovery. Poorer people were hit harder by the pandemic shock both in the EU and the US, while current high inflation also exacerbates inequalities. 

What are the drivers of inequalities on both sides of the Atlantic? Do technological change and labour market institutions play a role? How have the pandemic and the recent high inflation hit different segments of society? Were the adopted policies adequate? What else needs to be done to foster inclusion and employment? 

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The event is organised in the frame of the “EU/US Transatlantic expert group on the future of work“. The TEG has been brought together by Bruegel and the German Marshall Fund of the United States with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of Bruegel and the GMF and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.





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