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Author:Kent, Ana Hernández 

Wealth Gaps between White, Black and Hispanic Families in 2019

Across education, family structure and generations, gaps persist between the wealth of white families and that of Black and Hispanic families.
On the Economy

Journal Article
Q&A: St. Louis Hispanic Chamber Official Talks Community Resources and Resiliency

Our Institute for Economic Equity held a virtual sit-down with an official from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis to chat about underrepresentation and the entrepreneurial spirit.
Bridges , Volume 2021 (2)

Disparities by Race, Ethnicity and Education Underlie Millennials’ Comeback in Wealth

In 2019, older millennials were making relative gains in terms of wealth, but the gap between actual and expected median wealth varied by demographic characteristics.
On the Economy

Single Mothers Face Difficulties with Slim Financial Cushions

During the COVID-19 recession, single mothers faced high unemployment and were more likely to exit the labor force than single fathers and women without children.
On the Economy

Periodic Essay
Renter Households Face Trade-offs When Choosing Amenities or Price

Choosing where to live is a complex decision that could have long-term consequences for social and economic mobility.
In the Balance , Issue 24 , Pages 1-6

Journal Article
Shifting Dynamics in Eighth District Cities

From 2017 to 2018, the cities of St. Louis, Little Rock, Louisville and Memphis had better commute times and cheaper housing but higher income inequality and lower median household incomes.

Journal Article
Examining U.S. Economic Racial Inequality by State

The Center for Household Financial Stability documents racial economic inequality across the United States.

Journal Article
Perceived Bias and Income Patterns Differ by Race

Perceptions of discrimination and patterns of household incomes differ between blacks and whites.
The Regional Economist , Volume 26 , Issue 4

“Parasite,” COVID-19, and U.S. Wealth Inequality

The movie “Parasite” focuses on two South Korean families on the opposite ends of the wealth spectrum. What insights can it provide about wealth inequality in the U.S.?
On the Economy

Child Care: Critical to the Economy but Difficult to Access and Afford

The COVID-19 pandemic showed how important child care is for allowing parents to participate in the workforce. Access and affordability remain a challenge.
On the Economy



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