Family Finances

The Future of Income Volatility Research

November 29, 2017  • Joanna Smith-Ramani, Ida Rademacher & David Mitchell

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Since the Expanding Prosperity Impact Collaborative (EPIC) launched our investigation into income volatility in early 2016, much has been learned about volatility’s destabilizing effects on American families. Now that EPIC’s focus on income volatility is coming to a close, we wanted to recap some of the field’s most notable research achievements, as well as recommend what we see as important and needed opportunities for further work.