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Author:Kent, Ana Hernández 

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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
Is College Still Worth It? The New Calculus of Falling Returns

The college income premium is the extra income earned by a family whose head has a college degree over the income earned by an otherwise similar family whose head does not have a college degree. This premium remains positive but has declined for recent graduates. The college wealth premium (extra net worth) has declined more noticeably among all cohorts born after 1940. Among families whose head is White and born in the 1980s, the college wealth premium of a terminal four-year bachelor?s degree is at a historic low; among families whose head is any other race and ethnicity born in that ...
Review , Volume 101 , Issue 4 , Pages 297-329

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

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

LGBTQ+ Adults Report Struggles with Food, Housing Costs and Mental Well-Being

LGBTQ+ adults have higher rates of food and housing insecurity and are more likely to struggle with anxiety and depression than non-LGBTQ+ adults.
On the Economy

The Real State of Family Wealth: Will COVID-19 Worsen Racial, Educational and Generational Gaps in the U.S.?

A new quarterly assessment tracks the pandemic’s impact on wealth trends by demographic groups.
On the Economy

Gender and Racial Disparities in Student Loan Debt

Student debt isn’t equally distributed among young adults, particularly Black adults and women, who are more likely to have loans and take longer to pay them down.
Economic Equity Insights

“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

Journal Article
Key Facts on the Economic Impact of Child Care in Arkansas

An economic snapshot of child care in Arkansas looks at parents’ workforce participation, average child care costs and child care’s importance for business.

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

Millennials Are Catching Up in Terms of Generational Wealth

From 2016 to 2019, millennials born in the 1980s became relatively wealthier, though they still lagged in relation to wealth expectations.
On the Economy



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