2014 CD Perspectives Report

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Visit FedCommunities.org financial capability, workforce development, and much more. The site features an interactive search tool and allows users to sign up for notifications when new resources become available. What's new in helping the unbanked? A Reserve Bank researcher authored a 2013 case study of a newer hybrid financial services model. Read the working paper "From Cashing Checks to Building Assets: A Case Study of the Check Cashing/Credit Union Hybrid Service Model." Rural poverty: "Too often ignored" So said keynote speaker Mark Partridge at a 2013 Federal Reserve research symposium. "Ignoring it is shortsighted," Partridge contended, "because poverty is associated with worse inequality, which in turn is linked to lower economic growth." Check out proceedings, presentations, and research papers from the Rural Poverty Research Symposium. Managing student loan debt: How individuals and families are coping A 2013 Reserve Bank conference highlighted this growing challenge. The event included research presentations and a roundtable discussion among experts in the field. Watch videos and read papers and summaries from Generation Debt: The Promise, Perils and Future of Student Loans. Job prospects for younger workers, re-employing displaced ones In a series of data briefs released in early 2014, a Reserve Bank looked at educational attainment levels, employment status, and occupations of younger workers with no postsecondary degree in four metro areas. Read "Education and Employment Opportunities for Younger Workers." Similarly, in 2013 another Reserve Bank investigated the reemployment experience of displaced textile workers. Check out "Reemploying Displaced Workers: Lessons from North Carolina." WANT TO LEARN MORE? 15

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