More than half of all Americans who are black and white live in households in which at least one of the parents works full-time and has more than $100,000 in assets, according to a report released Monday by the Institute for Policy Studies, a left-leaning think tank.
That compares with a much lower share of Americans in that category who are white and live in homes where at least two of the parent’s working spouses work full-year.
The report also found that the share of black households that had no working parents was almost twice as high as white households.
But the gap was much smaller in the case of Latinos, who make up a smaller share of the black population than of other groups.
The institute’s report also showed that black and Hispanic children are less likely than white children to go to college, and that the rate of white college completion is almost two times higher than the rate for black children.
The median net worth of black families is $37,000, compared with $21,500 for white families.
Blacks and Hispanics are more likely to have household incomes below $50,000 than whites.
That has led some experts to argue that blacks are being left behind by white Americans who see the middle class as a more stable, stable place.
But research has found that households with incomes in the mid-$40,000 range have higher levels of racial segregation than households with higher incomes.
That means that a white household is likely to be better off in a city with low income inequality.
The Institute for Poverty Studies, an economic policy group, estimated in April that the income gap between whites and blacks is $7,000 a year, or 10.4% of a household’s net worth.
And the Institute of Labor Economics and Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, has found in a recent report that blacks and Latinos have a similar level of racial income inequality as whites, but the difference is that whites are better off than blacks.
A report released by the Center for American Progress in February found that white median household incomes were nearly $100 higher than their black counterparts in 2013.
The income gap has widened for Hispanics as well, with the average Hispanic household earning $58,000 and black median household earning nearly $70,000.
The Center for Economic and Policy Research has found a similar disparity in white- and black-owned businesses, with white owners earning $57,000 on average and black owners earning more than twice that amount.
The I.P.S.S.-Brookings Institution study also found more than half (52%) of black Americans who own their own business and one-third (33%) of Hispanic Americans said they did so in 2013, while just 4% of white and Asian Americans said the same.
The Pew Research Center found in 2014 that African Americans are far more likely than whites to own their business.
A 2016 report by the Pew Research Institute also found racial inequality has narrowed in recent decades.
Blacks were more likely in the 1960s to own homes in which two-thirds of the owners worked full-term.
But since 2000, that number has dropped to just 13% for white people, according the report.