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Economic Mobility Book cover

Economic Mobility: Research & Ideas on Strengthening Families, Communities & the Economy is a new publication released by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. The authors of the essays in this volume explore a range of issues and concepts central to understanding how—and how well—people are able to move up the economic ladder.

Coming Up with the MoneyComing Up with the Money: Five Principles for Launching a Successful Community Development Initiative

The Community Development department of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is pleased to provide Coming Up with the Money: Five Principles for Launching a Successful Community Development Initiative, a resource for both experienced and novice practitioners

Check out the latest Housing Conditions Report

The 3Q 2016 Housing Market Conditions Report, a quarterly overview of housing market conditions in the Federal Reserve's Eighth District, is available.

Recent Rise in Housing Costs Belies Long-Term Affordability

Economist Bill Emmons analyzes the 2Q 2016 Housing Market Conditions Report, a quarterly overview of housing market conditions in the Federal Reserve's Eighth District.

Small Business Credit Survey: Report on Employer Firms 

The Employer Firm Report presents findings on the business conditions, financing needs and access to capital based on the responses of nearly 3500 small businesses from a 26 state coverage area.

Workforce Development Survey Results

Workforce Development Survey Results 

This report examines the workforce development trends and outlooks that affect low- and moderate-income individuals and households in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area.

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Does College Level the Playing Field? Racial and Ethnic Differences in Family Wealth among College-Educated Families

Recent research led by William R. Emmons, senior economic adviser at the St. Louis Fed's Center for Household Financial Stability (the Center), found that a college degree predicted rising levels of family wealth between 1992 and 2013 for whites and Asians, but declining levels of wealth over that same period for blacks and Hispanics. Event and Videos | Photo Gallery

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