The role of race, ethnicity and tribal enrolment on asset accumulation: an examination of American Indian tribal nations

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We analyse survey data from the National Asset Scorecard for Communities of Color Project for asset accumulation in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The survey oversampled the American Indian/Alaska Native population in order to examine asset accumulation among a variety of racial, ethnic and legal status groups. We examine differences in asset accumulation across tribal members from a variety of American Indian tribes. Additionally, we make comparisons across those that are tribally enrolled to those that are not tribally enrolled. We find substantial difference across tribal affiliation in our data once we disaggregate the category of American Indian. Our research adds a new dimension to the literature examining differences in wealth accumulation by race and political status for a little-studied group. Specifically, we examine the intersection of race and legal status in wealth and asset accumulation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Akee, R; Stockly, SK; Darity, W; Hamilton, D; Ong, P

Published Date

  • September 2, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1939 - 1960

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1466-4356

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0141-9870

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/01419870.2016.1216141

Citation Source

  • Scopus