Wealth Inequalities in Greater Boston: Do Race and Ethnicity Matter?

Monday, March 7, 2016
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

"New data collected for the Boston metropolitan statistical area (MSA) as part of the National Asset Scorecard for Communities of Color (NASCC) survey provide detailed information on financial assets that allow analysis to extend beyond the traditional black-white divide. Targeting US-born blacks, Caribbean blacks, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, and other Hispanics, findings underscore the large racial and ethnic disparities in financial wealth, even after controlling for demographic and socioeconomic status. Further, some notable differences between Boston’s communities of color highlight the importance of detailed analyses for research on the racial wealth gap."

Read more: http://www.bostonfed.org/commdev/pcadp/2016/cddp1602.pdf