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Growing Up in a Bad Neighborhood Does More Harm Than We Thought

Growing Up in a Bad Neighborhood Does More Harm Than We Thought

Articles | March 28 2016

By Justin Wolfers The neighborhood in which you grow up is a major determinant of your economic success as an adult. That’s been known for a while, but new research suggests that the effects may be much larger than social scientists previously...

Separate but equal? Wealthy county’s plan would concentrate low-income, Hispanic students

Separate but equal? Wealthy county’s plan would concentrate low-income, Hispanic students

| March 25 2016

The nation’s most segregated schools often are among the worst performing, experts say, in part because of the concentration of poverty and the myriad challenges that come with it.  (Read...

Michigan Public Health Institute Releases 2015 Annual Report

Michigan Public Health Institute Releases 2015 Annual Report

| March 23 2016

"2015 was another successful year for MPHI; we celebrated our 25th year and continued to uphold our legacy of excellence. We achieved strong financial performance, continued to successfully implement our strategy and laid a strong foundation for our...

NCHE’s Dr. Brian Smedley Testifies in Support of Senator Nathan-Pulliam’s Legislation, S.B. 869

NCHE’s Dr. Brian Smedley Testifies in Support of Senator Nathan-Pulliam’s Legislation, S.B. 869

| March 21 2016

NCHE Executive Director Dr. Brian Smedley testified on March 9 at the request of Maryland State Senator Shirley Nathan-Pulliam in support of her legislation, S.B. 869, that would create a Commission on Reconciliation and Equity to "unearth the true...

Integration Nation Book Launch

Integration Nation Book Launch

Articles, Events | March 17 2016

Save the date: book launch for Integration Nation! If you are in the DC area please come to our office to hear Susan Eaton introduce her new book about immigrant integration from The New Press, “Integration Nation: Immigrants, Refugees, and...

We can’t fix economic inequality without addressing racism.
Segregation, inequality reflected in Ohio’s poor county health rankings

Segregation, inequality reflected in Ohio’s poor county health rankings

Articles | March 16 2016

High racial segregation, along with high income inequality and poverty, are driving poor health outcomes in Cuyahoga County and in other areas of Ohio. Segregation of neighborhoods, institutionalized in federal housing and banking policies in the...

Separate and Still Unequal

Separate and Still Unequal

Blog | March 9 2016

by Janie Boschma In a modern-day tale of two cities, in virtually every major U.S. metropolitan area students of color are much more likely than whites to attend public schools shaped by high concentrations of poverty, an analysis of federal data...

The Concentration of Poverty in American Schools

The Concentration of Poverty in American Schools

Blog | March 9 2016

by Janie Boschma and Ronald Brownstein In almost all major American cities, most African American and Hispanic students attend public schools where a majority of their classmates qualify as poor or low-income, a new analysis of federal data...

Where Children Rarely Escape Poverty

Where Children Rarely Escape Poverty

Blog | March 9 2016

Emily DeRuy and Janie Boschma Charlotte, North Carolina, wants to change its status as one of the worst places in the United States for poor children to have a shot at getting ahead as adults. If the city succeeds, its efforts may offer a roadmap...