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This paper explores the determinants of financial fragility of American middle-income households ($50,000–75,000 annually). It analyzes the socioeconomic characteristics of fragile middle-income households (defined as unable to come up with $2,000 in a month). It focuses on family size, debt levels, degree of financial literacy and the ability of these households to plan for retirement.
Through a survey, this project assesses worker sentiments about technological advances, training opportunities and responsibility for preparing workers for a changing economy. It provides results for non-Hispanic white, African American, Latinx and Asian American/Pacific Islander populations.
This project examines the role immigrants play in health and caregiving and builds on research that suggests that elderly individuals living in immigrant-dense areas are more likely to both “age in place” and enjoy lower mortality. It explores how immigration policy will affect the caregiving labor force in 2050 and how those labor force effects could affect the health of the elderly population.
This paper studies the role that race and gender play in the earnings of college-educated workers and projects retirement income in 2050.
This paper examines the relationship between family structure and parental financial investments in children’s childcare, schooling, and enrichment activities.
This paper explores the extent to which childhood poverty persists across multiple generations and identifies the total multigenerational effects of growing up poor.
This study examines how neighborhood disadvantage is associated with children’s trajectories of growth in math and reading skills in early elementary school. It seeks to understand better how the communities in which children attend school affect their academic success in early grades, and how these associations vary by students’ characteristics.
This paper examines how the prevalence of childhood health conditions has changed over the past two decades. It also assesses the implications of these health conditions for the transition to adulthood, particularly with regard to educational attainment and sustained financial dependence from parents.
This project seeks to understand how mobility has evolved over the course of the 20th Century to predict how it may evolve over the next 30 years. It examines neighborhood factors that affect mobility and investigates whether the historical characteristics of childhood neighborhoods affect adult outcomes. The paper includes results for children by race, gender and levels of parental income.