Equitable Investments in the Next Generation: Designing Policies to Close the Racial Wealth Gap

Released by Prosperity Now and Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP), this report focuses on the role that policy design can have on closing the country's unrelenting and unacceptable racial wealth divide. The report utilizes a new framework—The Racial Wealth AuditTM—launched jointly by the Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University (IASP) and Demos to show what impacts policy initiatives may have on narrowing or widening the racial wealth gap, one of the most pressing dynamics of inequality facing the United States today. Specifically, this report examines education policies that affect financial outcomes in relation to:

  • Children's Savings for College and Asset Development
  • Student Debt and College Affordability
  • Education and Employment Outcomes

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