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Mental Health during the Pandemic

Unemployment rates, public health policy and the severity of COVID-19 cases help explain patterns of anxiety among different groups during the pandemic.
Economic Equity Insights

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Arrival of Interstate Highway System Brought Housing Wealth, but to Whom?

Interstate highways increased household wealth through higher house values, but racial inequities in homeownership meant few residents of color reaped these gains.
Economic Equity Insights

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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

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Nonprofits Serving and Led by People of Color Showed Pandemic Resiliency

Nonprofits serving and led by people of color were resilient to pandemic challenges, despite fewer government funds and significant economic disruption.
Economic Equity Insights

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Plasma Donations Curb Demand for Payday Loans

Research shows that demand for high-cost debt like payday and installment loans tends to decline after plasma donation centers open in U.S. communities.
Economic Equity Insights

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Older Americans Faced Early Pandemic Credit Constraints

Older Americans saw debt fall early in the pandemic, but also their existing credit curtailed and new credit denied at greater rates than younger consumers.
Economic Equity Insights

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Racial Equity Could Produce Widespread Economic Gains

An analysis suggests that racial and ethnic equity in employment, hours worked, education and earnings could expand U.S. GDP by trillions of dollars.
Economic Equity Insights

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