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Median wealth by race, 1983–2010

Source: Authors' analysis of Wolff (2012)

Updated August 8, 2012

Documentation and methodology

Underlying data are from the 2010 Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) data prepared in 2012 by Edward Wolff for the Economic Policy Institute. The definition of wealth used in this analysis of the SCF is the same definition of wealth used in the analysis of the SCF conducted by Bricker et al. (2012), except that the Bricker et al. analysis includes vehicle wealth, while this analysis does not.


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