21 minutes | Nov 19, 2020

Taking Stock of the Market: A Conversation With Kim Parker

FEATURED GUESTSKim ParkerKim Parker is director of social trends research at Pew Research Center. She oversees research on emerging social and demographic trends, manages major survey projects, and writes and edits reports. Parker was previously the associate director of social and demographic trends research and the research director for the Center’s political unit. Prior to joining Pew Research Center, she worked as a research associate at the American Enterprise Institute. She holds a master’s degree in American government from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College. Parker is an author of studies on a variety of topics including gender and work, the changing American family, generational change, higher education, the Great Recession, the middle class, aging, military veterans and Asian Americans. Parker frequently discusses social and demographic trends with journalists and has been interviewed by broadcast outlets such as NPR, NBC, MSNBC and C-SPAN. RELATED RESOURCESIgielnik, Ruth, “Few in U.S. owned stocks outside of 401(k)s in 2019, fewer said market had a big impact on their view of economy.” Pew Research Center, September 25, 2020.Menasce Horowitz, Juliana, Ruth Igielnik, and Rakesh Kichhar, “Most Americans Say There Is Too Much Economic Inequality in the U.S., but Fewer Than Half Call It a Top Priority.” Pew Research Center, January 9, 2020. Parker, Kim and Richard Fry, “More than half of U.S. households have some investment in the stock market.” Pew Research Center, March 25, 2020.Schaeffer, Katherine, “6 facts about economic inequality in the U.S.” Pew Research Center, Frbruary 7, 2020. 
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