Ana Hernández Kent is a policy analyst for the Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Her research interests include economic disparities and opportunity, class and racial biases, and the relationship between psychological factors and the household balance sheet. Read more about Ana’s research.
The financial boost first-generation graduates get from college degrees isn’t enough to overcome the head start having college graduate parents provides.
This infographic series shows who’s getting left behind, and by how much.
Dig into population, income and wealth characteristics for groups defined not only by race/ethnicity, but also by education.
Choosing where to live is a complex decision that could have long-term consequences for social and economic mobility.
The strong relationship between one’s own education and that of one’s parents has important financial implications.
Perceptions of discrimination and patterns of household incomes differ between blacks and whites.
Both a family head’s education and that of his or her parents affect how much income and wealth a family has.
Almost four in 10 college-grad homeowners spent their entire income (or more) in the past year. For some Americans, lack of financial security calls into question their middle-class identity.