Category Archives: Economics

Wealth Inequality

Wealth Gaps Rise to Record Highs Between Whites, Blacks, Hispanics: Twenty-to-One

By Rakesh Kochhar, Richard Fry and Paul Taylor, Pew Research Center, Pew Social and Demographic Trends, July 26, 2011

The median wealth of white households is 20 times that of black households and 18 times that of Hispanic households, …

The Insight Center for Community Economic Development has a Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative which, among other things, publishes Policy Papers about racial wealth inequality.

Lifting as we Climb: Women of Color, Wealth, and America’s Future

The Insight Center for Community Economic Development, Mariko Chang, March 2010

Single black and Hispanic women have a median wealth of $100 and $120 respectively; the median for single white women is $41,500.