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Today headlines are filled with stories of middle-class families struggling to survive the current downturn. But the problems of middle-class families did not start with the recession. Between 2000 and 2006, the number of middle-class families that lacked economic security grew from 19 to 23...
08/08/2011
Publication
Building on Living Longer on Less, the first report in a series examining the financial vulnerability of the elderly, this report examines the economic security of African-American and Latino senior households.   LONG-TERM ECONOMIC SECURITY AND RISK  The SFSI finds that  91 percent...
08/08/2011
Publication
“The middle class is not on the same solid footing that it once was,” said Jennifer Wheary, who cowrote a study on the recession’s impact on middle-class African Americans and Latinos with Brandeis University and the New York think tank Demos. In the prerecession years of 2000 to 2006,...
07/17/2011
News/Resource
Shirley Sherrod, Randall Kennedy, William Julius Wilson, and Others Write About the Status of America's Racial Discourse In New Report Read the report here: http://ampro.me/g0jz3n Washington, D.C. – Despite the election of the first African-American president, which seemed to mark a new era...
03/04/2011
Press Release
Recent federal action, including the passage of the Credit Card Bill of Rights of 2009 and the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, provided needed regulation and oversight of the credit card industry. However, past debt continues to haunt families even as they add on new debt. The...
08/30/2010
Publication
Over nine out of 10 senior households of color do not have sufficient economic security to sustain themselves through their projected lives. New York — New research shows that 9 out of 10 senior households of color do not have the economic security needed to sustain themselves through their...
05/06/2010
Press Release
Demos Calls for Swifter Action As Issuers Continue to Slash Credit Limits and Ratchet Up Interest Rates and Fees Washington, DC — Federal regulators approved a final rule today to curb certain credit card lending practices that thousands of American consumers have decried as unfair and abusive...
12/18/2009
Press Release
Millions of Families Experienced Economic Decline Since 2000; Households of Color Hardest Hit New York, NY — As the economic downturn continues, a new report finds that millions of African Americans and Latinos lost economic security between 2000 and 2006, and that more than four out of five...
05/20/2009
Press Release
New Report by Demos Underscores Survey Findings, Showing Sharp Rise in College-Related Costs and Debt; Access for Minorities WASHINGTON, DC — The rising cost of college is a critical, yet largely overlooked concern of voters this election year, according to a new National Education...
09/18/2008
Press Release
Demos Issues its Support New York, NY--Today, Tamara Draut, Director of the Economic Opportunity Program at the public policy center Demos, sent a letter to House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank and Ranking Member Spencer Bachus urging the committee's support for H.R. 5244, The...
07/30/2008
Press Release
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