Assets Across the Life Course

Asset Building

We examine the patterns and determinants of asset accumulation across the life course, merging 35 years of data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Life table analysis as well as multivariate modeling techniques are employed. Several key components of asset holding are examined, including homeownership, financial wealth and net worth, and asset poverty.

Principal Investigator

Mark Rank

CSD Faculty Director; Washington University in St. Louis
Livable Lives: Achieving Basic Conditions for Stability


Lissa Johnson

CSD Associate Director; Director of Administration;
Co-Director Financial Capability and Asset Building