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Aug 24, 2021

Policy Rules Database: Visualizing the US Social Safety Net

The Atlanta Fed and the National Center for Children in Poverty have developed the Policy Rules Database to provide clarity on the complexity of the US social safety net. Partners Update provides an overview of the database and visualization tool.

Jul 15, 2021

Inclusive and Resilient Recovery: Career Pathways to Household Financial Well-Being - July 15, 2021

Atlanta Fed Community and Economic Development staff members and guests discuss how career advancement is tied to household financial well-being. They also consider the systemic barriers that pose challenges to economic self-sufficiency.

Jun 21, 2021

What Can Be Done about the Childcare Benefits Cliff? A Case Study in Florida

Partners Update summarizes a recent discussion paper that looks at the benefits cliffs associated with childcare, using two contrasting Florida counties as examples.

Jun 18, 2021

Restructuring the Eligibility Policies of the Child Care and Development Fund to Address Benefits Cliffs and Affordability

This paper explores how the current eligibility policies of the federal Child Care and Development Fund create benefits cliffs and affordability challenges that act as barriers to economic self-sufficiency.

May 25, 2021

Rework Community Insights Monitor

The Rework Community Insights Monitor provides a metro-level view on good jobs and training within local labor markets. The tool shows the most prevalent industries and occupations, how many of these jobs are accessible to workers without a bachelor's degree, and more.

Feb 02, 2021

American Voices Project: Monitoring the Crisis

The American Voices Project, a national qualitative study, is monitoring the effects of the COVID-19 crisis and provides real-time reporting on how people across the country are doing, with a special focus on people of color, the low-income population, and other groups that are being disproportionately affected. The first report in the series focuses on youth and young adults. The Atlanta and Boston Feds and the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality are cosponsoring the series.

Dec 30, 2020

Tackling Racial Equity through Community Development

Focusing on the role structural racism plays in our economy and society, the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Boston, and Minneapolis launched the Racism and the Economy series. Partners Update reflects on emerging lessons from the series and what it means to use data and expertise to inform policymakers.

Nov 12, 2020

Atlanta Fed Considers Ways to Expand Inclusion in Payments System

Burgeoning technologies and societal changes have increased the importance of participation in the payments system. This Economy Matters article looks at ways the Atlanta Fed hopes to foster greater overall participation.

Oct 01, 2020

Financial Tips from the Atlanta Fed: Credit Reports

The information in your credit report can have a significant impact on your financial stability. Learn how to access your free credit reports and develop strategies for improving your credit rating.

Jul 16, 2020

Decomposing Outcome Differences between HBCU and Non-HBCU Institutions

The authors of this working paper assess contributors to observed differences between historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) and non-HBCU student outcomes. The goal is to identify ways in which HBCUs may improve their relative metrics of student success, such as helping STEM graduates translate their training into higher earnings.

Oct 02, 2019

Pathways and Barriers to Economic Mobility

Maximum Employment Matters examines career pathway programs for workers and students. It also discusses why some low-wage workers may be reluctant to train for career advancement and face the so-called benefits cliff.

Sep 26, 2019

Disconnected Communities

A recent Kansas City Fed report discusses the digital divide, the gap between those with and without access to affordable, reliable broadband. Read Partners Update to learn about the findings.

Jun 21, 2019

Scaling Up Workforce Development Programs

Partners Update previews a discussion paper that provides workforce development policymakers with a two-step method to incorporate evidence-based programs at scale.

Apr 05, 2018

Fostering Financial Literacy and Economic Opportunity

Atlanta Fed president and CEO Raphael Bostic speaks about financial literacy and economic opportunity at the Second Annual Financial Literacy Day event held at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.

Mar 29, 2018

Teach Your Children Well: The Atlanta Fed and Financial Literacy

In an increasingly complex financial environment, financial literacy assumes great importance. In the Economy Matters podcast, the Atlanta Fed's director of financial education discusses reaching students and teachers. podcast

Aug 03, 2016

"Why Should You Save and Invest?" will help your students understand the value in doing both to meet short- and long-term financial goals.

Jun 04, 2015

"Why Prepare for the Unexpected?" identifies the steps your students need to take when developing their own plans for being financially prepared for emergencies.

Jan 21, 2015

Teenage Unemployment: What's the Local Story?

Challenge your students to collect and analyze economic data on teen unemployment for their own school. This high school economics lesson from Extra Credit will help your students find their "inner economist."

Sep 03, 2014

Katrina's Classroom: Teaching Money Skills for Life is a four-part curriculum unit designed for personal finance-related high school classrooms. The robust curriculum uses hands-on learning strategies and technology integration to teach students about key personal finance concepts and how to apply what they've learned to explore options, make decisions, and complete projects using real-world tools.

Sep 03, 2014

"Why Develop Human Capital?" will help your students see clearly the strong connection between their education level and their earning potential.