The Wealth Gap: What is it and why does it matter?

Wealth, or net worth, is the value of assets (such money in checking accounts, retirement savings, the value of your home) minus debts (such as credit card debt and home mortgages)

Wealth matters because


Stay Tuned--newly-released data from 2010 will be posted soon!

Data on wealth is now readily-available to scholars, public policy makers, the media, and organizations that address economic security.

Data on Wealth:

by Race/Ethnicity:

Data on Debt:

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