The Child Opportunity Index: Measuring and mapping neighborhood-based opportunities for U.S. Children explores racial/ethnic inequities in children’s access to neighborhood opportunity in the 100 largest U.S. metro areas, with a focused look at how residential segregation affects these inequities. The report describes the construction, capabilities, and limitations of the Index, with guidance on how to interpret the associated maps and equity measures. It further provides examples of how organizations are using this tool to better understand and improve children’s neighborhood environments and outcomes.
Director, Professor of Human Development and Social Policy
Early Childhood Research Director
Senior Research Analyst
Senior Research Associate, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
Assistant Professor, Knowlton School of Architecture, The Ohio State University