New Neighborhood Data Offers Clues without Conclusions

Citizen Wealth Financial Justice

Seattle    Flying into Seattle I had in my hands an article about neighborhoods in Seattle and how they influenced, and perhaps determined, the future of children raised in those neighborhoods.  The article was based on Census data tracked assiduously by Bureau statisticians and researchers from Brown and Harvard Universities.  When we think about predictive data, …

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Integrating the Suburbs

Citizen Wealth Financial Justice Ideas and Issues

Kiln, Mississippi    Peter Drier, comrade, housing expert, and professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles, made an interesting point in a piece he wrote recently about segregation. Reflecting on Ferguson, Missouri, although it could have been hundreds of places he wrote: Sociologists have invented a way to measure segregation called the “index of dissimilarity,” which …

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