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In the Balance is a collection of short essays related to research on understanding and strengthening the balance sheets of American households.
Parents’ Wealth Helps Explain Racial Disparities in Student Loan Debt"
by Fenaba R. Addo
Issue 19, 2019.
"Cash on Hand Is Critical for Avoiding Hardship"
by Emily Gallagher and Jorge Sabot
Issue 18, 2017.
"Household Wealth is at a Post-WW II High: Should We Celebrate or Worry?"
by William R. Emmons and Lowell R. Ricketts
Issue 17, 2017.
The Demographics of Wealth series takes a deep dive into the demographic factors surrounding wealth accumulation in the United States. Age, education, and race or ethnicity appear to have a connection to wealth.