The Research Network on Racial & Ethnic Inequality at Duke University’s Social Science Research Institute was awarded a $678,878 grant from the Ford Foundation to design a National Asset Scorecard that measures various indicators of wealth. This scorecard will be utilized to determine the wealth position of various racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. population through the development of two survey instruments, which will be implemented in four metropolitan areas in the United States.
- First, the Network’s research team will develop both the scorecard and two survey instruments in order to gather data that will be utilized to compute the ratings displayed on the scorecard.
- Second, during the summer of 2012 the research team plans to conduct 2,000 phone surveys in the metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, Miami, Washington, D.C. and Tulsa, in addition to 500 face-to-face interviews in Washington, D.C.
- Third, the research team will analyze the data and publish the results of the research in January 2013, providing a scorecard, which assesses the wealth position of the various racial and ethnic populations in the U.S.A.
- Finally, the Network’s research team will develop a template for establishing a long-term research infrastructure for annual or biannual updates and associated reports.