The Philadelphia research initiative provides timely, impartial research and analysis that helps Philadelphia's citizens and leaders understand and address key issues facing the city.
PHILADELPHIA—A new analysis by The Pew Charitable Trusts explores for the first time the process of matching eighth-graders with district-run high schools in Philadelphia, shedding light on which students ended up in 21 special admission programs—generally considered the most desirable of those run by the School District of Philadelphia. Read More
PHILADELPHIA—A new analysis by The Pew Charitable Trusts of the state and local tax burden in Philadelphia and its suburbs finds that the tax disadvantage of living in the city has dropped to its lowest point in 15 years, making Philadelphia more affordable in terms of taxes than many surrounding towns. Read More
PHILADELPHIA—A new analysis by The Pew Charitable Trusts exploring gentrification and other types of neighborhood change in Philadelphia finds that only 15 of the city’s 372 residential census tracts gentrified between 2000 and 2014, the last year for which data were available. Read More