Publications

Racial Wealth and Economic Equity

Empowerment Economics: Innovations in Financial Capability (2017-present)

Children’s Savings Accounts: Opening Pathways to Postsecondary Education (2017-present)

Racial Wealth Gap and Wealth Inequality (2010-present)

Misdirected Investments: How the Mortgage Interest Deduction Drives Inequality and the Racial Wealth Gap (2017) by Thomas Shapiro, Tatjana Meschede, Laura Sullivan, and Maria Fernanda Escobar

The Asset Value of Whiteness (2017) by Amy Traub, Laura Sullivan, Tatjana Meschede, and Thomas Shapiro

Equitable Investments in the Next Generation: Designing Policies to Close the Racial Wealth Gap (2016) by Laura Sullivan, Tatjana Meschede, Thomas Shapiro, Dedrick Asante-Muhammad and Emanuel Nieves

Wealth Inequalities in Greater Boston: Do Race and Ethnicity Matter? Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Community Discussion Paper No. 2016-02 (2016) by Tatjana Meschede, Darrick Hamilton, Ana Patricia Muñoz, Regine O. Jackson and William A. Darity, Jr.

Financial Resources in Kinship and Social Networks: Flow and Relationship to Household Wealth by Race and Ethnicity among Boston Residents Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Community Discussion Paper No. 2015-2 (2015) by Tatjana Meschede, William Darity, Jr. and Darrick Hamilton

Less Debt, More Equity: Lowering Student Debt While Closing the Black-White Wealth Gap (2015) by Laura Sullivan, Tatjana Meschede, Lars Dietrich, Thomas Shapiro, Mark Huelsman and Tamara Draut

The Racial Wealth Gap: Why Policy Matters (2015) by Laura Sullivan, Tatjana Meschede, Lars Dietrich, Thomas Shapiro, Amy Traub, Catherine Ruetschlin and Tamara Draut

The Racial Wealth Audit™: Measuring How Policies Shape the Racial Wealth Gap (2014) by Thomas Shapiro, Tatjana Meschede and Laura Sullivan

Wealth Patterns Among the Top 5% of African Americans (2014) by Stefano Natella, Tatjana Meschede and Laura Sullivan

The Roots of the Widening Racial Wealth Gap: Explaining the Black-White Economic Divide (2013) by Thomas Shapiro and Tatjana Meschede

The Racial Wealth Gap Increases Fourfold (2010) by Thomas Shapiro, Tatjana Meschede and Laura Sullivan

Leveraging Mobility: Examining the Drivers of Wealth, Security and Opportunity for Family Well-Being (2009-2015)

Tipping the Scale: How Assets Shape Economic Well-Being for Women and Families (2015) by Rebecca Loya, Alexis Mann, Janet Boguslaw and Thomas Shapiro

Navigating an Unclear Path: Preparing for Retirement in the 21st Century (2015) by Laura Sullivan, Tatjana Meschede, Alexis Mann and Thomas Shapiro

Location, Location, Location: The Role Neighborhoods Play in Family Wealth and Well-Being (2014) by Hannah Thomas, Tatjana Meschede, Alexis Mann, Allison Stagg and Thomas Shapiro

Web of Wealth: Resiliency and Opportunity or Driver of Inequality? (2014) by Hannah Thomas, Tatjana Meschede, Alexis Mann, Janet Boguslaw and Thomas Shapiro 

Keeping Dreams Alive: The Lane-Changer Costs of Financial Disruptions (2014) by Hannah Thomas, Janet Boguslaw, Sara Chaganti and Thomas Shapiro

Employment Capital: How Work Builds and Protects Family Wealth and Security (2013) by Hannah Thomas, Janet Boguslaw, Sara Chaganti, Alicia Atkinson and Thomas Shapiro

Leveraging Mobility: Building Wealth, Security and Opportunity for Family Well-Being (2013) by Hannah Thomas, Janet Boguslaw, Alexis Mann and Thomas Shapiro

Hard Choices: Navigating the Economic Shock of Unemployment (2013) by Janet Boguslaw, Hannah Thomas, Laura Sullivan, Tatjana Meschede, Sara Chaganti and Thomas Shapiro

Integrating Asset Building Opportunities Integrated in Human Services (2009-2014)

Living Longer on Less: Senior Economic Security (2008-2015)

Living Longer on Less: Post-Recession Senior in-Security Remains High (2015) by Tatjana Meschede, Lauren Bercaw, Laura Sullivan, and Martha Cronin

Medicare, A Vital Component of Economic Security for U.S. Seniors, Must be Protected (2012) by Tatjana Meschede, Laura Sullivan and Thomas Shapiro

Rising Economic Insecurity Among Senior Single Women (2011) by Tatjana Meschede, Martha Cronin, Laura Sullivan and Thomas Shapiro

The Crisis of Economic Insecurity for African-American and Latino Seniors (2011) by Tatjana Meschede, Laura Sullivan, and Thomas Shapiro

From Bad to Worse: Senior Economic Insecurity on the Rise (2011) by Tatjana Meschede, Laura Sullivan and Thomas Shapiro

Severe Financial Insecurity Among African-American and Latino Seniors (2010) by Tatjana Meschede, Thomas Shapiro and Laura Sullivan

Living Longer on Less in Massachusetts: The New Economic (In)Security of Seniors (2009) by Tatjana Meschede, Laura Sullivan and Thomas Shapiro

Living Longer on Less: The New Economic (In)Security of Seniors (2009) by Tatjana Meschede and Thomas Shapiro

The Long Term Economic (In)Security of Seniors (2009) by Tatjana Meschede, Thomas Shapiro and Laura Sullivan

Enhancing Social Security for Low-Income Workers: Coordinating an Enhanced Minimum Benefit with Social Safety Net Provisions for Seniors (2008) by Laura Sullivan, Tatjana Meschede and Thomas Shapiro

Middle-Class Security Index (MCSI) (2007-2013)

Work and Opportunity Pathways

Study of Career Advancement and Quality Jobs in Healthcare (2016-present)

A Profile of Southwestern Connecticut's Healthcare Labor Market: Key Trends and Implications for Career Pathways (2018) by Jessica Santos, Susannah Leiter, Sara Chaganti and Janet Boguslaw

From College to Work: Pathways to Leadership for People of Color (2017-2018)

Preparing People of Color for Leadership: An Evaluation of Management Leadership for Tomorrow's Career Prep Program (2018) by Susan Gershenfeld, Meg Lovejoy, Tatjana Meschede, and Maria Fernanda Escobar

Healthcare Employer Research Initiative: Identifying Opportunities for Workforce Diversity in the New Hampshire Healthcare Workforce (2011-2016)

Becoming a Culturally Effective Organization: A Case Study of the Manchester Community Health Center (2016) by Jessica Santos, Sandra Venner, Janet Boguslaw, Selma Trahija, and Kris McCracken

Good Jobs Good Health: Diversifying the Workforce Through Policy and Practice (2016) by Janet Boguslaw, Melanie Doupe Gaiser, Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson, Jessica Santos, and Sandra Venner

Patient and Family Advisory Councils: Advancing Culturally Effective Patient-Centered Care (2016) by Melanie Doupe Gaiser, Jessica Santos, Tanya Lord, Sandra Venner, Janet Boguslaw, and Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson

Improving Quality and Performance: Cultural Competence and Workforce Diversity Strategies (2016) by Melanie Doupé Gaiser, Laurie Nsiah Jefferson, Sandra Venner, and Janet Boguslaw

The Networked Workforce: Maximizing Potential in Health Careers (2015) by Jessica Santos and Janet Boguslaw

Culturally Effective Healthcare Organizations: A Framework for Success (2015) by Melanie Doupé Gaiser, Laurie Nsiah Jefferson, Jessica Santos, Sandra Venner, Janet Boguslaw, and Trinidad Tellez

Strengthening New Hampshire's Health Care Workforce: Strategies for Employers and Workforce Development Leaders (2014) by Jessica Santos, Janet Boguslaw, and Sandra Venner

Missing Persons? Health Care Workforce Diversity in New Hampshire (2014) by Jessica Santos

Perspectives and Practices of New Hampshire Health Care Employers (2013) by Janet Boguslaw, Sandra Venner, Jessica Santos, and Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson

Housing and Community Stability

Innovative Pathways for Assets Development: HUD Family Self-Sufficiency Program Evaluations (2011-2018)

Housing and Employment for Homeless Families: Evaluation of the Massachusetts Secure Jobs Initiative (2012-2017)

Secure Jobs, Secure Homes, Secure Families: Final Report for Massachusetts' Secure Jobs Initiative (2017) by Tatjana Meschede, Sara Chaganti, and Erika Krajcovica

Skills Training for Homeless Families: Human Capital Investments in Support of Employment and Housing (2016) by Sara Chaganti, Tatjana Meschede, and Erika Krajcovicova

Phase One & Two Participation & Employment Outcomes (2016) by Sara Chaganti, Erika Krajcovicova, and Tatjana Meschede 

Systems Change in Service Delivery for Homeless Families: Building and Leveraging Networks to Improve Service Provision (2015) by Giselle Routhier, Sara Chaganti, and Tatjana Meschede

Job Readiness Training for Homeless Families: Preparing for Work to Achieve Housing Stability (2015) by Sara Chaganti, Tatjana Meschede, and Giselle Routhier

Secure Jobs for Homeless Families: Expanding an Integrated Service Model (2015) by Tatjana Meschede, Sara Chaganti, and Giselle Routhier

Secure Jobs, Secure Homes, Secure Families: Phase One Outcomes of the Massachusetts Secure Jobs Pilot (2014) by Tatjana Meschede, Sara Chaganti, and Alexandra Revis

Secure Jobs, Secure Homes, Secure Families Process Evaluation of the Massachusetts Secure Jobs Pilot (2013) by Tatjana Meschede, Sara Chaganti and Alex Revis

Planning for a Day Shelter for Homeless Individuals: Father Bill’s MainSpring Shelter Use Assessment (2015)

A Regional Assessment of Short-Term Rental Vouchers for Homeless Families (2009-2012)

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Thomas, H., Mann, A., & Meschede, T. (2018). Race and location: The role neighborhoods play in family wealth and well-being. American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 77(3-4), 1077-1111.

Taylor, J., & Meschede, T. (2018). Inherited prospects: The importance of financial transfers for white and black college-educated households’ wealth trajectories. American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 77(3-4), 1049-1076.

Sullivan, L., & Meschede, T. (2018). How measurement of inequalities in wealth by race/ethnicity impacts narrative and policy: Investigating the full distribution. Race and Social Problems, 10(1), 19–29.

Meschede, T., Taylor, J., Mann, A., & Shapiro, T. (2017). “Family achievements?”: How a college degree accumulates wealth for whites and not for blacks. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, 99(1).

Sullivan, L., & Meschede, T. (2016). Race, gender, and senior economic well-being: How financial vulnerability over the life course shapes retirement for older women of color. Public Policy & Aging Report, 26(2), 58-62.

Meschede, T., Thomas, H., Mann, A., and Stagg, A. (2016). Wealth mobility of families raising children in the 21st century. Race and Social Problems, 8(1), 77-92.

Meschede, T., Hamilton, D., Muñoz, A.P., Jackson, R., & Darity, W. (2016). Inequality in the “Cradle of Liberty”: Race/ethnicity and wealth in greater Boston. Race and Social Problems, 8(1), 18-28.

Meschede, T., & Chaganti, S. (2015). Home for now: A mixed-methods evaluation of a short-term housing support program for homeless families. Evaluation and Program Planning, 52, 85–95.