The Review of Black Political Economy

, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 9–28 | Cite as

Family connections and the black-white wealth gap among middle-class families

  • N. S. Chiteji
  • Darrick Hamilton


Black Family Wealth Accumulation White Family Asset Accumulation Individual Asset 
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