The Federal Reserve devotes considerable time and attention to analyzing income, wealth, employment, and other disparities for demographic groups and areas. Understanding these differences, and their implications for the functioning of the economy, is a key input to effective policymaking. Evidence of the importance the Federal Reserve places on identifying, reporting, analyzing and engaging with the public on these important issues is provided on these pages. These materials include: data products, System initiatives, Monetary Policy Report boxes, research, conferences, outreach activities, Board briefings, fair lending supervision, community development, testimony and speeches.

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Last Update: September 14, 2020