Staggering Stats Behind the Racial Wealth Divide

It started with the enslavement of human beings and persists today. Wealth influences opportunities for employment, housing, health care, and education, all of which contribute to health inequities. In this episode, we welcome our colleague, Dr. Christine Muganda, a scientist with County Health Rankings, to shed light on what the research says about wealth inequality. One of the most staggering statistics: Black families in this country have just one-tenth of the wealth of white families. Racial differences are far more pronounced in wealth than in income. Ultimately, the differences in wealth and the ability to build it can impact health and well-being for generations.

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How do you see wealth inequality impacting health?

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This episode is part of the Unjust and Unfair: Consequences of a Racial Wealth Divide podcast series

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