The National Equity Atlas is shedding some light on how where you live intersects with your potential opportunities for jobs and education.
PolicyLink and the University of Southern California's Program for Environmental and Regional Equity revived the Hull-House Maps and Papers, which mapped ethnicities and wages by neighborhoods, into a digital database.
Launched in 2014, the project provides data on “demographic change, racial inclusion, and the economic benefits of equity for the 100 largest cities, 150 largest regions, all 50 states, and the United States,” the Atlas states. This week, it was updated to include neighborhood-level maps charting indicators of educational and job opportunity equality: race/ethnicity, people of color, unemployment, and “disconnected youth” (16-to-19-year-olds who are neither working nor in school). With so-called minority groups set to constitute the majority of the U.S. population by 2044, “their social and economic well-being will determine the country's success and prosperity,” the Atlas states.