The Center for Financial Security, in partnership with the Wisconsin Coalition on Student Debt, and the Urban League of Greater Madison, is hosting an event entitled “Racial Disparity and its Impact on Student Loan Borrowing” on August 26, 2020 from 11am – 1pm CT.
A new study co-published by the Asset Funders Network and the Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap Initiative examines the large gap in household wealth between households headed by men and households headed by women. The report, entitled Clipped Wings, identifies steps that nonprofits, philanthropy, and policy can take to close that gap. Co-authors Fenaba Addo, CFS Affiliate and Professor of Consumer Science at UW-Madison, Jhumpa Bhattacharya, and Anne Price, both from the Insight Center for Community Economic Development (ICCED), examine the extent of gendered wealth inequality in the US and how policy and practice can work to counteract those inequalities.
Fenaba Addo, assistant professor of Consumer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, published a paper in the Journal of Family & Economic Issues, which examines the contribution of wealth to racial/ethnic disparities in unintended first births. The full paper is now available.
Associate Professor of Public Policy
School of Human Ecology
University of North Carolina
Areas of Research Interest: Family and Social Welfare Policy, Social Demography, Family Economics, Wealth Inequality, Cohabitation and Marriage, Debt and Wealth, and Social Determinants of Racial Health and Wealth Disparities
Fenaba Addo and Jason Houle, along with their co-author Daniel Simon, recently published a paper in the Journal of Race and Social Problems entitled “Young, Black and (Still) in the Red: Parental Wealth, Race, and Student Loan Debt”. The paper examines the disparity between black young adult debt load and their white counterparts as well as discusses the differences in experience with paying down the debt.