November 16, 2020
Michael Klein, and Karen Dynan (Harvard) discuss wealth inequality, and the policies that can help address it. They also discuss the future of social security.
August 4, 2020
Wealthy parents tend to raise wealthy kids. But how much of this relationship is due to genetics, to environmental factors, or some combination of both?
July 27, 2020
Black households with children had just 1 cent of wealth for every dollar of wealth for white households. Wealth is critical for children's well being and prospects.
July 14, 2020
The share of children in households where no one had an income increased from 7% to 15% between Feb and Apr 2020, with differential impacts by race, income and family structure.
September 12, 2019
Jeffrey Zabel (Tufts) and Michael Klein, Executive Editor of EconoFact discuss whether homeownership is a good way to build wealth.
June 17, 2019
Fewer children today live with married parents than was the case a few decades ago. The change has disproportionately impacted mothers with lower levels of education.
April 9, 2019
Buying a house provides one of the few ways for low-income families to accumulate wealth. But, this is only true when the housing market is relatively stable.