Research Center

Financial Stability Research Resources
Are you a nonprofit or community member looking for statistics or the latest trends on financial stability? This section offers articles, policy insight, and resources, which can help you better understand financial stability issues in the community and across the nation.  

Article Highlight:

CFPB Releases New Payday Research 
Nearly half of borrowers from payday lenders take out at least 10 loans per year. Check out the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau’s latest research on this trend. Article dated 4/24/2013. 

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Assets & Opportunity Network
Check out this database with a wealth of resources on state data and recent reports of financial stability issues in the nation, such as “asset scorecards.” The national Assets & Opportunity Network is a movement-oriented group of advocates, practitioners, policymakers and others working to expand the reach and deepen the impact of asset-based strategies. 

Brookings Institution
Explore relevant blogs, articles, and economic studies.The Brookings Institution focuses on independent research and innovative policy solutions. Check out articles ranging from workforce development and income inequality, to the impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Center for Financial Social Work
The Center for Financial Social Work helps individuals make long-term financial behavioral changes and also assists professionals working with their clients on financial stability. The organization offers tools, newsletters, blogs, and trainings to support its mission.

FINRA Foundation
The FINRA Investor Education Foundation aims to provide underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary for financial success throughout life. Visit their website for research and tools, especially if your organization wants to improve its financial education outreach efforts. 

Service Community Assessment of Needs (SCAN Report)
SCAN provides local and regional information helpful to program planners, grant writers, community leaders and funders. Barry Lessow, Executive Director of Monroe County of United Way, chaired the steering committee that produced the SCAN Report in 1998, 2003 and 2012. SCAN 2012 includes chapters on education, earning a living, health, youth development, meeting essential needs, and the human services sector. 

STATSIndiana
Find demographic and economic data for any county in Indiana. This website is produced by the Indiana Business Research Center at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. 

Urban Institute
Interested in learning more about the latest social and economic issues? The Urban Institute gathers data, prints publications, and evaluates programs related to financial stability. 

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