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The shutdown has crippled parts of the American economy. Which Americans are most affected?  Learn how data can help you cover this financial crisis.

Ana Hernández Kent, policy analyst for the Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, will present a national outlook on consumer debt and the state of wealth for U.S. households. Ana will also focus on which households are most financially vulnerable and wealth inequality by different demographic groups, including millennials, black Americans, and those without a bachelor’s degree.

This webinar is made free to business journalists as a part of a virtual data series supported by the Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation.

Supplemental material to reference during the training:
Hard-Hit by COVID-19 presentation
Three Reasons Why Millennials May Face Devastating Setback from COVID-19 article

Moderated by Marty Steffens, SABEW Chair in business and financial journalism at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Speaker:
Ana Hernández Kent is a policy analyst for the Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. She conducts primary and secondary research and data analysis on household balance sheet issues. Her primary research interests at the Fed include economic disparities and opportunity, wealth outcomes, class and racial biases, and the role of psychological factors in making financial decisions.