Paid leave for medical and caregiving purposes can help workers cope in challenging times.
Recent research from the Financial Health Network published by the Brookings Institution also shows that most people who had not recently filed a tax return (a group that is more likely to have lower incomes) received their first stimulus payment at least two weeks later than those who had recently filed a tax return.
One year into the COVID-19 global pandemic, new data from the U.S. Financial Health Pulse shows that Black and Latinx communities are continuing to disproportionately struggle amidst the ongoing public health crisis, and that financial health disparities appear to be widening by race and ethnicity as a result of the ongoing pandemic. Read Article >>
By: Thea Garon, Senior Director As vaccines roll out across the country, the Biden administration is considering bold policies to help struggling households, businesses, and communities recover from the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For these efforts to be successful, the new administration – along with businesses, employers, and other stakeholders –…
The Financial Health Network fielded two nationally representative surveys in 2020 and analyzed the financial and transactional records of study participants. Here, we share key insights from our research.
Discover key findings from the 2020 U.S. Financial Health Pulse regarding Americans' financial health, including profound disparities across race and ethnicity.
Young adults of color, particularly those who are Black and Latinx, have borne a disproportionate share of economic hardship, as decades of systemic racism have made their communities more vulnerable to the effects of these crises.
By Thea Garon, Senior Director, Necati Celik, Associate and Andrew Dunn, Manager, Financial Health Network Since mid-March, the United States has lost more than 21 million jobs amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to help people get by, the Treasury Department began distributing recovery rebates, or “stimulus payments,” on April 11 as part of the…
The places where people live, work, play, and worship are tightly tied to their ability to be resilient during unexpected challenges and to seize opportunities over time. This brief highlights the role of place in financial health, as well as the opportunity for place-based solutions to improve the financial lives of residents and communities.
By Thea Garon, Senior Director and Andrew Dunn, Manager, Financial Health Network The COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout are likely to have the largest impact on those who are already struggling financially. Survey data from the University of Southern California and the U.S. Financial Health Pulse show that Financially Vulnerable Americans believe they are…