Planning for a Diverse and Equitable Future

Economic Disparities


How do economic disparities impact our society?

Economic disparities in the United States refer to the vast differences in income, wealth, and economic opportunities that exist among its population. These disparities are rooted in a complex interplay of factors, including historical legacies of racism, systemic inequalities, unequal access to education and healthcare, and disparities in employment opportunities. These disparities have profound social and economic implications. Economic inequality also strains social cohesion and hinders overall economic growth, as it leaves a significant portion of the population with limited access to resources and opportunities. Addressing these disparities is not only a matter of social justice, but it is also vital for building a more equitable and prosperous society where everyone has the chance to thrive, contribute, and participate fully in the nation’s economic success. Learn more about economically disadvantaged groups in this series of videos.

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Videos About Economic Desparities in Our Society

Planning for a Diverse and Equitable Future is a video series that discusses issues surrounding racism and offers recommendations to combat inequality provided by the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).