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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A job and a connection to the labor market remains the primary source of income for many families. But today’s workforce is vastly different than it was at almost any point during the 20th century. Workers are entering the labor market at a slower rate, older adults are staying in the labor force longer, and millennials now represent the largest share of the American workforce. Workers... Read More
On March 30, The Pew Charitable Trusts, in partnership with the National Conference of State Legislatures, hosted a webinar with researchers, state agency personnel, and lawmakers to examine what makes saving so difficult and which strategies, programs, and polices may help families prepare financially. Read More
April is National Financial Capability Month, which presents an important opportunity to focus on the economic challenges facing many U.S. families and on the potential of financial capability programs—such as financial literacy education, counseling, coaching, and planning—to provide possible solutions to Americans’ financial insecurity. Read More