Pew’s financial security and mobility project studies the financial well-being of American families and how their balance sheets relate to both short-term financial stability and longer-term economic mobility. The initiative builds on Pew research that shows savings and assets are key to moving up the economic ladder, both within a lifetime and across generations. The project strives to foster policy debate and action on how best to improve opportunity to ensure that the American Dream is within reach of everyone.
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The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act, or Post-9/11 GI Bill, enacted in 2008, continued a tradition of providing access to college, training, and other programs for former military personnel. The act made the most generous and comprehensive federal investment in veteran higher education in U.S. history. Then, in August 2017, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance... Read More
The Pew Charitable Trusts and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, in partnership with the Senate Economic Mobility Caucus, hosted an event on July 24 to explore how technology and the movement toward a knowledge- and service-based economy are affecting employment. The discussion, which was moderated by Kellogg’s Jonathan Njus, highlighted a diverse set of perspectives—examining... Read More
The Census Bureau released the latest edition of its annual report “Income and Poverty in the United States” on Sept. 12, and the findings indicate economic improvements for the typical American family in 2016. According to the study, median real household income reached $59,039, up 3.2 percent from 2015, the second consecutive annual increase. Also for the second year in a row, the... Read More