Households and Consumers

Households and Consumers

  • How Do Incomes in the Largest Cities Compare?

    Tuesday, October 18, 2016

    Once cost of living is factored in, St. Louis’s median income fares well compared to the median incomes of other large metro areas.

  • credit card debt and financial distress

    Financial Distress around the Great Recession

    Tuesday, October 11, 2016

    Two measures of financial distress—use of all available credit and payment delinquencies—actually dropped around the Great Recession.

  • ConsumerDebt

    How Consumer Debt Has Evolved in the Nation and the Eighth District

    Monday, October 03, 2016

    Since the financial crisis, households nationally have sharply reduced their debt while Eighth District households have largely stayed the same.

  • What Was Behind the Boom and Bust in House Prices?

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Recent research points more strongly to one of three potential culprits: fundamental shocks, credit market changes or beliefs about the housing market.

  • How Does Available Credit Affect Finding Jobs?

    Monday, August 29, 2016

    The financial pressures of becoming re-employed after losing a job can be substantial. The amount of credit these workers have can affect their job outcomes.

  • The Connection between House Prices and Consumption

    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    Why do changes in house prices affect how much people consume?

  • gender pay gap

    Job Flexibility and the Gender Pay Gap

    Monday, August 22, 2016

    Jobs with more flexibility in hours tend to pay less. How does this affect the gender pay gap?

  • economic mobility

    Economic Mobility, Residual Wealth and Policy Implications

    Thursday, August 18, 2016

    How likely are children to be in the same economic spot as their parents? And which type of policies may be more effective at promoting economic mobility?

  • income and wealth persistence

    Income Persists More than Wealth between Generations

    Tuesday, August 16, 2016

    The economic status of parents appears to influence their kids’ status, and this is more prevalent with income than wealth.

  • Did It Matter What Types of Assets the Fed Purchased?

    Monday, August 15, 2016

    New research shows that the types of assets purchased during QE had differing effects on the economy.


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