Ana Hernández Kent is the senior researcher for the Institute for Economic Equity 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.
A new analysis suggests that the gap is statistically significant, particularly for never-married women, even after accounting for a variety of factors.
Black, Hispanic and high school grad families have seen gains since 2016, but wealth remains low—making it difficult for them to have financial stability.
Hispanic Americans’ influence on the economy is growing, but their wealth is not keeping up with that of non-Hispanic white families.
What does racial economic inequity look like in your state? Here’s how median Black/white income gaps map out across the country.
The Center for Household Financial Stability documents racial economic inequality across the United States.
Older millennials, born in the 1980s, have less wealth than we’d expect based on prior generations. Are they financially stable?
How desirable are four key District locations to live (and grow) in? Our Center for Household Financial Stability team uses a variety of metrics to provide their take.
The typical white household has more wealth than the typical black or Hispanic household. That much is clear. But the gap’s size depends on how you measure net worth.
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.