Research

December 2009

The racial/ethnic wealth gap in this country is both huge and persistent. The ratio between the median net worth of white households and African American households is nearly 7:1, while the white-...

December 2009

Among pre-retirees, confidence about having enough money to live comfortably throughout retirement typically reflects the state of one’s current savings behavior, known savings vehicles and...

November 2009

In the United States and around the world, the election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States was a landmark achievement.  Obama's success can be traced in part to his own...

November 2009

To identify promising practices in asset building for low-income people, the Joint Center analyzed data for two groups of states - those with high CFED asset-outcome rankings and those with low...

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