Children’s Savings Accounts

Children’s Savings Accounts Children’s Savings Account (CSA) programs are long-term investments often starting at a child’s birth or upon entry into kindergarten but not coming fully to fruition until a child reaches college age. Given this, many outcomes...

Land Lotteries and the Persistence of Inequality

Land Lotteries and the Persistence of Inequality An enduring question in social science is the degree to which poverty is a self-perpetuating trap rather than a reflection of more fundamental characteristics.  By definition, the poor have less wealth, but is there...

Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth

Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth This project investigates inequality in family wealth and its intergenerational consequences. Wealth – understood as the total sum of financial and real assets minus debts – is distributed much more unequally than other aspects...

Wealth Inequality and Mobility Study (WIMS)

Wealth Inequality and Mobility Study (WIMS) Through a unique collaboration between CID and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), this study will gather data on the wealth holdings of all U.S. households to support investigations of U.S. wealth inequality and...