Since 2013, the Federal Reserve Board has conducted the Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking (SHED), which evaluates the economic well-being of U.S. households and identifies potential risks to their financial stability. 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.
All reports and related publications, including the most recent report, can be accessed through "Publications." In addition, the de-identified individual level data from the SHED and the corresponding documentation are available through "Data."
- Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households Overview
- A closer look at findings on holiday spending
- A closer look at findings on higher education decisions
- A closer look at findings on auto lending
- A closer look at findings on retirement planning
- A closer look at findings on income volatility
Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2015
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May 25, 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.