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Why Economic Mobility?

Ninth Biennial Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference

April 2-3, 2015
Washington Marriott Wardman Park | Washington D.C.


 The Community Affairs Officers of the Federal Reserve System hosted the ninth biennial Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference. Over the years, this unique event has aimed to bridge the gap between research, policy and practice on key issues facing the country. The 2015 conference informed a robust public conversation about economic mobility.

High-quality and emerging research was presented in a dialogue with policymakers and community practitioners who can utilize the lessons gleaned from research. The conference organizers used the broad theme of economic mobility to advance our understanding about how people and communities get ahead, where impediments exist, how factors such as inequality play a role and what has changed over time.

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