How Affordable is Opportunity?

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  • Boston metro area
  • Brandeis University
Boston-Metro Opportunity featured

Researchers at Brandeis University attempted to visualize the cost of housing and transportation at the neighborhood level to see where housing and transportations costs were outweighed by the opportunities available to children. Opportunity was measured by metrics that included poverty rate, exposure to crime and violence, as well as access to healthcare and higher quality education. They then compared the disparities in opportunity for White, Black, Hispanic and Asian children. This map focuses on Boston, although the researchers have produced maps for several other metro areas.

DATASETS Institute Child Opportunity Index, Location Affordability Index developed by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development and U.S. Department of Transportation