Systemic inequities that limit the full potential of women and people of color bear real economic costs for every American. In a new SF Fed working paper coauthored with President Mary C. Daly, we find that labor market disparities by gender and race cost the U.S. $2.6 trillion in foregone GDP in 2019, and we estimate that these annual costs will continue to grow.
From the President
April 15, 2021
From the Board of Governors
Consumer spending and business operations across the United States have been highly dependent on local conditions related to the pandemic. Estimates from a new econometric model indicate that population immunity acquired from prior infections is the primary driver of recent declines in new cases. This factor should continue to exert strong downward pressure on new cases in the weeks ahead.
Community Development Research Briefs
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The San Francisco Fed is taking concrete and measurable actions to increase racial equity in our organization and communities. Read about our new Framework for Change to see how we are holding ourselves accountable.
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