Building Economic Security Over a Lifetime
In the Headlines22 September 2011
Confronting a Self-Perpetuating U.S. Wealth Gap
The wealth gap between white families and black and Hispanic families has widened in recent years, and researchers expect it to continue to increase unless steps are taken to break a cycle that sees the rich getting richer while the poor continue to struggle. Efforts underway by Brandeis University and EARN—both grantees of our Building Economic Security Over a Lifetime initiative—to tackle the “firmly entrenched” gap are highlighted in this two-part, in-depth report from National Public Radio.
- Visit the EARN and Brandeis University’:'s Institute on Assets and Social Policy websites to learn more
- Read about our work in Economic Fairness, and specifically the focus of its Building Economic Secuirty Over a Lifetime and Improving Access to Financial Services initiatives