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Program on Economic Inclusion

What Is the Program on Economic Inclusion?

The Program on Economic Inclusion (PEI) is an effort to understand the obstacles to economic inclusion in the Federal Reserve’s Fourth District, as well as what approaches are promising for removing those obstacles. How can we expand opportunities for individuals to develop their potential – so that our economy is able to reach its potential? Read more.

Recent Program on Economic Inclusion FedTalks

PEI FedTalks are discussions where we seek to better understand how to foster economic inclusion, and where researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and community members can learn from one another.

Evictions and the Rental Market, Now and after the Pandemic

October 7, 2021

As the CDC moratorium on evictions has ended, we look to researchers and practitioners to understand what has happened and what comes next for tenants, landlords, and the rental market. What are the risks that remain? Are current policies managing these risks effectively? What lessons can we carry forward to ensure rental housing needs are met?

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The Racial Wealth Gap and Access to Opportunity Neighborhoods

September 29, 2021

Recent research from the Cleveland Fed finds that differences in neighborhoods remain between Black and white households with the same levels of both income and wealth. This finding suggests that neighborhood differences are not driven by the racial wealth gap, but instead reflect ongoing racial hostility, discrimination in the housing market, or preferences by Black households for the strength of social networks in predominately Black neighborhoods. We discuss potential explanations and the implications for access to economic opportunity.

Participants

Upcoming Program on Economic Inclusion FedTalks


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