Get insights from the Fed’s community development teams and their collaborators.
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By Gabriella Chiarenza
Homeownership is an onramp to wealth for some Americans. For others, buying a house is out of reach. Here’s one way to pinpoint who is getting their foot in the door, and where.
Picture of pre-school aged children playing in classroom setting
By Fed Communities Staff
Families want quality early childhood education (ECE) but it’s often competitive to access and costly, especially for care during nontraditional hours. Providers face financial constraints of their own. What does recent research reveal? Watch or listen on demand.
A diverse group of preschoolers in a classroom.
By Benjamin Horowitz
Affordable, high-quality child care can be difficult for parents to access. Here is what Fed researchers have learned about supply constraints and demand challenges that hinder equitable access to quality child care.
Worker Voices provides a unique view into how job seekers and workers in lower-wage roles navigated the labor market at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and through recovery—and how it changed what they expect from a job.
The Fed’s biennial survey of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) is open April 24–June 2. It aims to find out how CDFI demand and capacity have evolved since the pandemic. Carrie Cook, Richmond Fed Community Affairs Officer, explains.
From inflation to housing, child care availability to labor shortages, this report provides a snapshot of how the COVID-19 pandemic affected low-and moderate-income people and communities, and the organizations serving them, in August 2022. Explore key findings.
How much could US state gross domestic product (GDP) grow by closing racial and gender gaps in the labor market? We simulate how much GDP would have increased annually by eliminating gaps in earnings, hours worked, educational attainment, and employment.
Federal Reserve community development researchers, analysts, and outreach specialists share what inspires and motivates them.
I focus most on how we can build on or add to research practices where we make sure to get how the economy is playing out in people’s everyday lives.
Atlanta Fed
I’m just glad we’re beginning to elevate the voices of our communities that are being impacted by the decisions that are made at a very high level.
Chicago Fed
I love that I get to meet individuals passionate about helping their communities. It energizes me to watch and experience the good happening in our world.
Dallas Fed
The United States economy needs to work for everyone. We commit to doing our part, both in the work we produce and in how we engage with people and issues relating to race and racial inequity in America.