The color of wealth in Boston

Grant Type: academic

Grant Year: 2017

Grant Amount: $70,000

Grant description:

This project is an extension of the National Asset Scorecard for Communities of Color, or NASCC, a city-level analysis of wealth inequality. Previously, the research team surveyed five cities with large non-white populations with the aim of measuring household wealth at the level of detailed racial and ethnic categories. Specifically, this grant will support the second wave of the NASCC in Boston, which will be representative of subgroups of Asian households as well as the originally sampled groups from the previous wave. Findings will make an important contribution to the wealth inequality literature, going beyond the broad categories of “black” and “Hispanic” to provide more granular data on the economic situation of racial and ethnic groups in the Boston metropolitan area.

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