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About Inclusive Economy

The COVID-19 crisis magnifies areas of inequality and inequity across society – in terms of both lives and livelihoods. Unemployment and underemployment, barriers to educational attainment, and workplace trends like automation add even more pressure on the most vulnerable segments of our population. McKinsey’s Inclusive Economy initiative in the United States aims to help decision-makers understand the barriers and enablers of economic mobility and provide resources, as well as pro-bono support, to help rebuild a stronger, more inclusive economic future. We believe a more inclusive economy drives productivity, growth, and societal well-being - research suggests that up to 40 percent of GDP growth in the US economy between 1960 and 2010 can be attributed to greater participation of women and minorities in the labor force.

Fostering a transition to an inclusive economy can create a path for workers towards resilient and higher-wage jobs through education and upskilling, enabling historically- underrepresented groups to participate and thrive, and increasing awareness and support for mental wellness where Americans work, study, and live. Underpinning all of this is a foundational commitment to food and nutrition security.

Our hope is that the resources and insights provided help leaders in their ongoing efforts to achieve a faster and more equitable economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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