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MacArthur Foundation’s Network on Building Resilient Regions releases working paper on social inclusion and sustained prosperity

Buddy, Can You Spare Some Time? Social Inclusion and Sustained Prosperity in America’s Metropolitan Regions

The MacArthur Foundation’s Network on Building Resilient Regions recently released a working paper authored by Chris Brenner and Manuel Pastor correlating social equity of regions to economic growth, and showing that regions with greater social equity have longer lasting growth spells. The correlation between equity and the pace of growth is well established, however, this is the first US study to show that greater income equality and social inclusion can also mean longer growth spells in U.S. regions. The study examines the economies of the 184 largest metropolitan regions from 1990 to 2011.

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