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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Demographics of Wealth

The Demographics of Wealth is a series of essays providing the most comprehensive picture of American families’ balance sheets and financial behavior over time. They were written by the staff of the Center for Household Financial Stability, the specialized research arm of the St. Louis Fed’s Community Development department. The essays are based on the staff’s analysis of over a quarter-century of data collected by the Federal Reserve through its Survey of Consumer Finances.

Three essays have been released in 2018, and each is available for download:

  • Essay No. 1: The Financial Returns from College across Generations: Large but Unequal
  • Essay No. 2: A Lost Generation? Long-Lasting Wealth Impacts of the Great Recession on Young Families
  • Essay No. 3: The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall: The Decline of the White Working Class

To view the essays, please visit

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