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How Income Volatility Affects Food Volatility

Family income volatility can affect children negatively in the long term, but it can also determine how much parents are able to spend on food.
On the Economy

Journal Article
Child Poverty Rates in the Eighth District and Beyond

Child poverty and income volatility are higher in the Fed’s Eighth District than in the rest of the country, but the 2021 child tax credit could help alleviate these issues.
The Regional Economist

Journal Article
What Can Be Done to Promote Black Entrepreneurship?

Black men and women are less likely to become entrepreneurs than their white peers. What could help address this disparity?
The Regional Economist

Journal Article
Inflation and Shipping Costs

Imports that are more reliant on ocean freight have seen higher import price inflation since the start of the pandemic.
Economic Synopses , Issue 5 , Pages 1-2

Journal Article
Information and Communications Technology Spending and City Size

Firms in big cities are spending more on information and communications technology than firms in small cities, a likely cause of the growing economic divide between big and small U.S. cities.
Economic Synopses , Issue 7 , Pages 1-2

Journal Article
How College Attainment Differs by Birthplace

Data from 1990 and 2018 show the effect birthplace may have on educational attainment, inside and outside the Federal Reserve’s Eighth District.
The Regional Economist , Volume 29 , Issue 1

Journal Article
City Segregation and the College Degree Gap

For a 0.1 increase in the dissimilarity index, the average racial gap in college attainment increases by 1.64 percentage points.
Economic Synopses , Issue 17 , Pages 1-2

Working Paper
Shipping Prices and Import Price Inflation

During the pandemic there have been unprecedented increases in the cost of shipping goods accompanied by delays and backlogs at the ports. At the same time, import price inflation has reached levels unseen since the early 1980s. This has led many to speculate that the two trends are linked. In this article, we use new data on the price of shipping goods between countries to analyze the extent to which increases in the price of shipping can account for the increase in U.S. import price inflation. We find that the pass-through of shipping costs is small. Nevertheless, because the rise in ...
Working Papers , Paper 2022-017

Working Paper
Shipping Prices and Import Price Inflation

During the pandemic there have been unprecedented increases in the cost of shipping goods accompanied by delays and backlogs at the ports. At the same time, import price inflation has reached levels unseen since the early 1980s. This has led many to speculate that the two trends are linked. In this article, we use new data on the price of shipping goods between countries to analyze the extent to which increases in the price of shipping can account for the increase in U.S. import price inflation. We find that the pass-through of shipping costs is small. Nevertheless, because the rise in ...
Working Papers , Paper 2022-017

Family Needs Affect U.S. Labor Participation of Prime-Age Workers

The share of people ages 25-55 who are out of the U.S. labor force because they’re taking care of family or the home rose sharply during the pandemic.
On the Economy

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