Thursday, November 8, 2012: 1:15 PM-2:45 PM
Pratt B (Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel)
*Names in bold indicate Presenter
Organizers: Thomas Shapiro, Brandeis University, Institute on Assets and Social Policy
Moderators: Anne Price, Insight Center for Community Economic Development
Chairs: LaDonna Pavetti, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Wealth is unevenly distributed in the United States. Women and people of color have fewer financial assets than their white and male counterparts. Researchers have documented some of these wealth gaps in a variety of ways but policy has not so far made a significant dent in reducing these wealth gaps. This panel will provide new data to examine the degree of the wealth gap for various racial and ethnic groups as well as for women, and explore public policies that might begin to address the racial, ethnic and gender wealth gaps in the US.