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Financial Security and Mobility

Pew’s financial security and mobility project provides data-driven, nonpartisan research to help policymakers determine the most effective ways to help families become more financially stable—not only now but also for future generations.

The project’s work focuses specifically on the relationship between family finances and economic mobility, and builds upon seven years of groundbreaking economic mobility research at Pew. Currently, the team is focused on two main research efforts:

  • Examining the financial health of diverse American households across a range of factors, including the role of education, savings, and employee-provided benefits.
  • Assessing the effectiveness of savings policies and promising approaches aimed at improving basic household savings, such as prize-linked savings programs, and the removal of asset limits in public assistance programs.