Economic Opportunity, Research

South Carolina’s Gender Wealth Gap

by WREN Staff on Jun 10, 2020


This brief aims to raise awareness and inspire action to close the gap and advance prosperity in South Carolina. It defines the gender and racial wealth gap; quantifies the gap in South Carolina; highlights some of the factors that create and perpetuate it; and offers high-level policy recommendations.



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