Education Can Help Narrow the Racial Wealth Gap, but Structural Solutions Are Needed to Close It

Author:

U.S. Senate Joint Economic Committee

Resource Type:

Research Paper

Math Content:

Percents, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Ratios, Median

Justice Issues:

Racial Wealth Gap, Educational Attainment, Debt

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Description:

This paper looks into wealth held by different racial groups based on educational attainment, and shows that gaps not only persist across all educational levels but seem to get worse with higher attainment. Paper makes argument that deeper structural solutions are needed in addition to educational opportunities.