Almost half of households with children in large metro areas now headed by a person of color
As of 2010, in the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas, only about a third of households contained children, and almost half of these were headed by a person of color. "The Changing Face of Households with Children in Large Metropolitan Areas", a new diversitydata.org issue brief, examines these trends and points to critical role that these households play in shaping our future workforce, voters and leaders. MAR 2012
Segregation of black children falls in most metro areas but remains high; Fewer metros experience segregation declines for Latinos
A new issue brief reveals that residential segregation for black children fell in 83 of the largest 100 metros between 2000 and 2010 but remains at high levels. Trends for Latino child segregation were mixed, but segregation levels fell in almost all of the most segregated metros. JULY 2011
Release of 2010 Census data reveals greatly differing growth trends for total and child populations by race and ethnicity
Diversitydata.org features new 2010 Census data including population totals, racial/ethnic groups' share of the population, absolute and percent change over the 2000-2010 period, and the share of the population that is under 18.
Disparities in birth data by race/ethnicity, nativity status, and education
Exclusive tabulations from the National Center for Health Statistics' 2006-07 natality data show disparities in mother and child characteristics by race/ethnicity of the mother, whether she is native- or foreign-born, and her education level. Indicators include rates of preterm, low birthweight, and Cesarean-section births and births to teen or single mothers.
Dramatic declines in conventional mortgage
lending and high rate interest loans; increasing racial disparities in denial rates
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Data now available for 2005, 2008, and 2009 showing lending patterns by race/ethnicity, income of borrower and neighborhood characteristics. JAN 2011.
New report on school segregation and high-poverty schools reveals startling inequalities
Black and Hispanic children attend very different schools than do white children and are disproportionately concentrated in high-poverty schools.
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Prospects for Equity in Boston Public Schools' School Assignment Plans
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