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Community Development

Community Development

The community development function within the Federal Reserve promotes fair and informed access to financial markets for communities and individuals, recognizing the particular needs of underserved populations. It does so by convening stakeholders to collaborate on community and economic development initiatives, conducting and sharing applied research, and identifying emerging issues.

Household Economics and Decisionmaking 2016

This report analyzes results of the Board's third Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking, conducted in October and November 2015, and compares them with results from the previous year's survey. This survey provides insights into the well-being of households and consumers, and provides important information about how individuals and their families are faring in the economy.

 A closer look at findings on holiday spending from the survey

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Addressing the Risks of Pursuing Post-Secondary Education
Many students carry debt burdens that can limit their economic opportunities. This conference will explore potential areas of risk for individuals pursuing post-secondary education and on groups most likely to experience negative outcomes when encountering such risks. A report highlighting findings and counseling techniques from focus groups held with financial aid administrators will be released at the conference.
Consumers and Mobile Financial Services 2016 
This report presents findings from the Federal Reserve Board's fifth survey on consumers' use of mobile financial services, conducted in November 2015. It also compares results from the current survey with results from previous years' surveys. 
Survey of Young Workers: Analysis of Race and Ethnicity Data
The report focuses on the similarities and differences found across respondents of three racial and ethnic groups from the highlighted findings of the 2013 Survey of Young Workers.
2015 Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference Leaving the Board
The Federal Reserve System welcomes you to register for the ninth biennial Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference. The conference's theme is Economic Mobility: Research & Ideas on Strengthening Families.
Last update: December 1, 2016