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 growing body of research has shown that where Americans live is an important factor in their economicsecurity and mobility. Previous studies commissioned or conducted by The Pew Charitable Trusts have found thatstates, metropolitan areas, and even neighborhoods can be critical drivers of people’s financial well-being; theirattitudes toward their economic situations; and the gap in... Read More
The Pew Charitable Trusts and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation invite you to participate in a webinar presenting the latest research on the effects of public assistance program asset limits on states and family finances. Read More
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