Retirement Security of Minority Households

Latinos’ Retirement Insecurity in the United States

This report finds that inequalities in access and eligibility to employer-sponsored retirement plans are contributing to persistent retirement savings gaps for Latinos. As a result, Latinos are falling even further behind in preparing for retirement. Only 31 percent of all working age Latinos participate in workplace retirement plans, resulting in a median retirement account balance […]

African Americans, Social Security, and the 2016 Elections

As Ta-Nehisi Coates and Steve Phillips become the latest in a lineage of black scholar/activists who have worked to push the boundaries of policy discourse about the feasibility of reparations for African Americans, it is important that we not lose sight of existing policies that affect the bottom line of black households. Social Security is […]

Hidden Poor Highest Among Elder Black and Latino Households

Nearly one in five adults over age 65 in California, that is, around 772,000 elders, endure financial hardship, unable to afford basic needs, but often ineligible for government assistance, according to a new study out this week by theUCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The study highlights the plight of what it calls the “hidden […]