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Less Than Equal: Racial Disparities in Wealth Accumulation
Urban Institute, April 2013, 6 pp.
Discusses the racial wealth gap and how it affects opportunity. more info >
Basic facts about low-income children
National Center for Children in Poverty, January 2013, 8 pp.
This annual report presents statistics on the number and characteristics of children living in low-income families in the United States. Reports are broken down into age ranges. more info >
State of students of color and American Indian students report - 2012
Minnesota Minority Education Partnership, November 2012, 20 pp.
Provides data on students of color and American Indian students in Minnesota schools, colleges and universities. The executive summary includes information on trends and identifies areas of concern. more info >
Health inequities in the Twin Cities
Wilder Research, May 2012, 56 pp.
Commissioned by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation of Minnesota, this study examines the economic and social factors that influence health outcomes in the Twin Cities region, and finds that neighborhood, income, education, and race all matter. Opportunities and challenges in reducing health inequities are also discussed. The original study looked at 2000 census data; it was updated in 2012 using 2010 census data or the most recent data available. The update also includes a supplement on three “upstream” factors that contribute to health inequities: access to healthy foods, opportunities for physical activity and social connectedness. more info >
The G.I. Bill: America's largest affirmative action program
Alliance for Metropolitan Stability, March 2012, 4 pp.
This paper looks at the long-term effects of the post-WWII G.I. Bill, specifically for people of color. Includes suggestions for evaluating public policies for their potential effects on communities of color. more info >
National healthcare disparities report 2011
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, March 2012, 248 pp.
Reports on trends in health care quality and access and reducing health care disparities, and presents novel strategies for improving quality and reducing disparities. more info >
Wealth gaps rise to record highs between Whites, Blacks and Hispanics
Pew Research Center, July 2011, 39 pp.
Economic analysis for this report revealed that the median wealth of white households is 20 times that of black households and 18 times that of Hispanic households. This report also examines economic trends, net worth by type of asset and the geography of the housing downturn. more info >
Racial/Ethnic Differences in Early-Life Risk Factors for Childhood Obesity, Pediatrics
Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, April 2010, 12 pp.
Looks at racial/ethnic differences in early-life risk factors for childhood obesity. more info >