Jeffrey Fuhrer: When you don’t get ahead by simply working harder
Economist Jeffrey Fuhrer, a nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution and former Boston Fed director of research, discusses "The Myth that Made Us," his new book about inequalities in the nation’s economic system. He offers proposals to close the nation’s wealth gap in a discussion with Dallas Fed economist Pia Orrenius.
November 03, 2023
Michael Weber: The messenger affects who listens to your message
University of Chicago Booth School associate professor Michael Weber explains how audiences are most receptive to monetary policy messaging delivered by Fed officials whose ethnic or gender background is similar to theirs. The tendency is also generally observed in other communications contexts, he tells Dallas Fed economist Pia Orrenius.
November 03, 2023
Black workers, mothers leaving early education and child care jobs amid health risks, low pay
Understanding which teachers were likelier to leave the industry over the past two years and the factors that could have influenced their decision to leave are at the heart of this study.
August 11, 2022
Community broadband survey paves way for expanding digital access in southern New Mexico
Like millions of people across the U.S., many residents of Doña Ana County in southern New Mexico struggle to find the internet access they need for school, work and daily life.
July 27, 2022
Economy's essential early care and education industry recovering but still faces labor shortfall
When the pandemic first struck and many child care centers closed, ECE worker unemployment spiked. Now that two years have passed since the onset of COVID-19 in the United States, to what extent has the industry recovered?
May 16, 2022
Healthy Communities: The Intersection of Community Development and Health
Healthy Communities is the space in which the community development, economic development, public health and health care industries collaborate to reduce persistent health inequalities and create healthier communities for all.
July 23, 2021
Hard-hit child care industry may need multisector response to revive and thrive
Millions of U.S. workers have lost their jobs during the pandemic. When they are ready to return to work, their child care options may be few.
February 11, 2021
How can you close the digital divide in your community? Start with a needs assessment
The shape of the digital divide is different in each community. Affordability, infrastructure, lack of devices or skills, and low awareness of the internet’s benefits can all be factors.
September 14, 2020
Communities step up to address economic impact of COVID-19
At local and national levels, nonprofits, government agencies, funders and financial institutions are all working to mitigate this economic shock for households and businesses.
April 01, 2020
COVID-19 and CRA: Fed issues guidance on helping communities through the crisis
To help support economic resiliency, we are providing Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) consideration for banking and lending activities in response to COVID-19.
March 27, 2020