The Project on Racial Inequality
and Financial Access


The Project studies the nature, precursors, and consequences of racial differences in access to financial services. It examines whether and how states, cities, neighborhoods, networks, and technology play a role in people's ability to build wealth, avoid cycles of debt, maintain their socio-economic well-being, and achieve upward mobility. To meet its ends, the Project relies on large-scale administrative data from private and public sources, national survey data, archival research, and in-depth interviews.