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Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2013

Preface

The survey and report were prepared by the Consumer and Community Development Research Section of the Federal Reserve Board’s Division of Consumer and Community Affairs (DCCA).

DCCA directs consumer- and community-related functions performed by the Board, including conducting research on financial services policies and practices and their implications for consumer financial stability, community development, and neighborhood stabilization.

DCCA staff members Maximilian D. Schmeiser, David E. Buchholz, Alexandra M. Brown, Matthew B. Gross, Jeff H. Larrimore, Ellen A. Merry, Barbara J. Robles, and Logan M. Thomas prepared this report. Federal Reserve staff members Anna Alvarez Boyd, Mario Arthur-Bentil, Andrea Brachtesende, Ray Boshara, William Emmons, Allen Fishbein, Arturo Gonzalez, Joanne Hsu, Arthur Kennickell, Geng Li, Alejandra Lopez-Fernandini, Kevin Moore, Caio Peixoto, Tonda Price, John Sabelhaus, Claudia Sahm, and Dick Todd provided valuable comments and feedback on the design of the survey and drafting of this report. The authors would also like to thank Dee Warmath and Michael Collins at the University of Wisconsin, Don Dillman at Washington State University, and Thomas Shapiro at Brandeis University for their insights.

Last update: August 15, 2014

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