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Center for Household Financial Stability

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The Center for Household Financial Stability was launched by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in 2013 to research and strengthen the financial health of struggling families in the U.S.

We especially focus on what a family saves, owns and owes—also called a family’s wealth.

  • This primer highlights the state of wealth inequality in the United States.
  • Our signature Demographics of Wealth series explores the unique roles that birth year, education, and race and ethnicity play in predicting a family’s wealth.

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Calling Attention to an Underlying Economic Inequity

Standing together against Racism and Injustice

As COVID-19 negatively and disproportionately impacts the health and financial well-being of disadvantaged groups, notably black Americans, and in the midst of the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and others, we write to call attention to an underlying economic inequity that may be contributing—at least in part—to the heightened racial tensions we’re all witnessing today. Learn more.

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