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Income and Wealth

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  • serious delinquencies on auto loans and student loans

    Serious Delinquency Rates for Student Loans Remain High

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    The serious delinquency rates for both auto and student loans rose throughout the Great Recession. Only the rate for auto loans, however, peaked and started to fall.

  • debt growth and decline eighth district vs nation

    Consumer Debt Grew, Fell Slower in Eighth District Versus the Nation

    Monday, May 09, 2016

    Nationally, total real per capita consumer debt rose around 50 percent from 2003 through the third quarter of 2008. The Eighth District saw a much milder increase.

  • mortgage debt default

    Why Has the Share of Mortgage Debt in Default Fallen?

    Thursday, February 11, 2016

    Four components—changes in average debt, average debt in default, number of households with debt and number of households in default—constitute the change in the share of mortgage debt in default. Which one is the biggest driver?

  • Bridges article

    Sí, Hablo Español: Illinois-Based Bank Opens Bilingual Branch... Inside a Public Library

    Fall 2015 | Bridges

    The St. Louis Fed’s Jeanne Marra tells the story of a full-service, fully bilingual banking center, which is also the first financial institution in Fairmont City, Ill.

  • The Effect of Race or Ethnicity on Income and Wealth

    Thursday, September 17, 2015

    In this video, researchers explore how a family’s race or ethnicity is related to its financial choices and the financial outcomes it experiences.

  • higher education wealth protection

    Why Didn’t Higher Education Protect the Wealth of Hispanics and Blacks to the Same Degree As It Did that of Whites and Asians?

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015

    Higher education may help buffer wealth against financial shocks, but not all racial and ethnic groups are protected equally.

  • 3 Reasons Families Gain Wealth as They Age

    Thursday, August 13, 2015

    Families typically see their wealth rise from their 20s to their 60s. Here are some of the reasons why.

  • age wealth gap

    Wealth Gap Widens between Young and Old Families

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    Since 1989, the wealth of old families has grown, while the wealth of young and middle-aged families has declined.