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  • 9 Key Findings About Wealth in 2022

    October 31, 2023

    By Luc Schuster and Peter Ciurczak November 1, 2023 Newly released data from the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) provide our first picture of wealth coming out of the pandemic.…

  • How Big is the Racial Homeownership Gap? Depends How You Slice the Data.

    October 25, 2023

    By Peter Ciurczak October 26, 2023 There's been growing attention to the size of the racial homeownership gap in Greater Boston. While we often use simple headline calculations of homeownership…

  • Behind the Numbers: Perspectives on Homeownership in Massachusetts

    October 24, 2023

    By Alyssa Haywoode October 26, 2023 Statistics provide an overview of how one’s race and income can make it tough to buy a home in the Boston area, in turn…

  • A Primer on Children’s Savings Accounts: Their Promise and Limitations

    August 9, 2023

    By Kelly Harrington August 9, 2023 What is a CSA? Children’s Savings Account (CSA) programs provide children with a savings or investment account and usually pair this with some modest…

  • A Snapshot of Asian-Owned Businesses in Massachusetts

    June 21, 2023

    By Dr. Paul Watanabe, Dr. Nicole Filler and Tara Nguyen, Institute of Asian American Studies at UMass Boston; Q.J. Shi, Asian Business Empowerment Council; Anne Calef, Boston Indicators This brief…

  • Care Work and the Racial Wealth Gap

    March 17, 2023

    By Anne Calef Care work has forever been critical to the health and basic functioning of our society. However, as we detailed in our September 2022 report with SkillWorks, Care…

  • Massachusetts shows progress on poverty, but remains worse than 21 other states due to high cost of living

    September 21, 2022

    By Anne Calef Among the many indicators of well-being that we track, poverty may be the most important. Our region clearly has the aggregate resources to meet every family’s basic…

  • The Stubborn Persistence of the Gender Pay Gap in Massachusetts

    March 31, 2022

    By Anne Calef Massachusetts has some of the strongest equal pay laws in the country, and yet women still earn an average of $0.81 for every dollar that men make,…