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Recent Trends in Wealth-Holding by Race and Ethnicity : Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances


  • Lisa J. Dettling
  • Joanne W. Hsu
  • Lindsay Jacobs
  • Kevin B. Moore
  • Jeffrey P. Thompson


Data from the newly released 2016 Survey of Consumer Finances show wealth has grown for families across race and ethnicity groups since 2013, but substantial disparities between groups persist.

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  • Lisa J. Dettling & Joanne W. Hsu & Lindsay Jacobs & Kevin B. Moore & Jeffrey P. Thompson, 2017. "Recent Trends in Wealth-Holding by Race and Ethnicity : Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances," FEDS Notes 2017-09-27, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedgfn:2017-09-27
    DOI: 10.17016/2380-7172.2083

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    1. Christina Patterson, 2019. "The Matching Multiplier and the Amplification of Recessions," 2019 Meeting Papers 95, Society for Economic Dynamics.
    2. Gustavo A. Suarez & Jeffrey P. Thompson, 2019. "Accounting for racial wealth disparities in the United States," Working Papers 19-13, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
    3. John Komlos, 2019. "Reaganomics: una línea divisoria," Tiempo y Economía, Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano, vol. 6(1), pages 47-76, February.
    4. John Komlos, 2018. "Reaganomics: A Historical Watershed," CESifo Working Paper Series 7301, CESifo.
    5. Natasha Warikoo, 2018. "What Meritocracy Means to its Winners: Admissions, Race, and Inequality at Elite Universities in The United States and Britain," Social Sciences, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 7(8), pages 1-1, August.

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