Race and Research: Data and Our Neighborhoods

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Race and Research: Data and Our Neighborhoods

Stat: 99%: The percentage of census tracts in the United States where young Black men end up having lower incomes than their white counterparts even though they grew up with comparable family incomes and resources.

Story: In this episode of our season on race and research, our guests examine the impact of race on economic mobility. David Williams, of Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, describes research tools that can help communities improve economic outcomes for families and kids. And the Brookings Institution’s Andre Perry outlines research showing the systemic undervaluing of homes in Black neighborhoods and its implications for family wealth, the health of minority-owned businesses, and the tax bases that fund community needs.

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Race and Economic Opportunity in the United States: An Intergenerational Perspective

Opportunity Insights Economic Tracker

The Devaluation of Assets in Black Neighborhoods

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