Davenport Discussion: Understanding the Racial/Ethnic Gap in Bank Account Ownership Among Older Adults

October 26, 2016  | 1 min read


Hispanics and Blacks exhibit high unbanked rates and the gap with Whites widens at older ages. Dr. Luisa Blanco, associate professor of public policy, will talk about her research in collaboration with Emma Aguila and Marco Angrisani from the University of Southern California on Tuesday, November 1, at noon, in SPP 175. They investigate the economic, cultural, and psychological barriers toward financial inclusion facing older minorities using data from the Health and Retirement Study.

This study is part of Blanco's pilot project, "Financial Exclusion and the Well-being of Minority Elders in the United States," which was funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Aging (NIA) through the Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research - Center for Health Improvement for Minority Elders (RCMAR-CHIME) at University of California, Los Angeles.

Each semester at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, the Davenport Institute hosts a series of lunchtime Davenport Discussions with practitioners, journalists, innovators, and researchers who speak to students on a wide range of issues from state and local finance to the use of technology in government to the outlook for cities in a state budget crisis and much more. These interactive sessions give students an opportunity not only to hear from experts in the field but to ask questions and make personal connections as well. For more information contact Ashley Trim.

Lunch will be served.