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Title: National Equity Atlas

Citation Type: Miscellaneous

Publication Year: 2016

Abstract: America will soon be a majority people-of-color nation, yet inequality is skyrocketing and low-income people and communities of color face persistent barriers to accessing the resources and opportunities they need to reach their full potential. Equity, inclusion, and fairness are more than the right things to do, they are economic imperatives. Equity is the superior growth model. The National Equity Atlas was developed as a tool for the growing movement to create a more equitable, sustainable, and resilient economy. It is a comprehensive resource for data to track, measure, and make the case for inclusive growth in Americas regions, and states, and nationwide. The Atlas contains data on demographic change, racial and economic inclusion, and the potential economic gains from racial equity for the largest 100 cities, largest 150 regions, all 50 states, and the United States as a whole. PolicyLink and the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) built the Atlas to equip community leaders and policymakers with the facts and analyses needed to: Understand how your communitys demographics are changing; Assess how well your communitys diverse populations can participate in its economic vitality, contribute to its readiness for the future, and connect to its assets and resources (and also see how it compares to other places); Build a compelling narrative and shared understanding about why and how much equity matters to your community's future; and Inform the development of policies, plans, strategies, business models, and investments to advance equitable growth.


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Publisher: PERE and PolicyLink

Data Collections: IPUMS NHGIS, IPUMS USA

Topics: Gender, Housing and Segregation, Labor Force and Occupational Structure, Poverty and Welfare, Race and Ethnicity