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Since 2013, the Federal Reserve Board has conducted the Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking (SHED), which measures the economic well-being of U.S. households and identifies potential risks to their finances. The survey includes modules on a range of topics of current relevance to financial well-being including credit access and behaviors, savings, retirement, economic fragility, and education and student loans.

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Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2020
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May 17, 2021
The report draws from the Board's eighth annual Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking (SHED), which examines the economic well-being and financial lives of U.S. adults and their families. The 2020 survey of more than 11,000 adults was conducted in November 2020, offering a picture of how people were faring eight months after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2020: Appendixes
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Last Update: May 17, 2021