Research Publications

Explore the BPDA Research Division publications below by keyword, neighborhood, or topic. If you have questions about these documents, or are looking for specific information, please review the Frequently Requested Information page. This page features publications covering the most requested economic and demographic data for Boston. 
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2014 NIH Report

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Jun 23 2014 Publication Date

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Topics: Income & Poverty, Labor Market
Women in Boston

N/A Neighborhoods

Jun 16 2014 Publication Date

This document was created to contribute to and inform the work of the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement. It provides a demographic overview of women in the city, and includes details on age, race, ethnicity, nativity, educational attainment, labor force characteristics, and more. It also includes information on three key issue areas for women in Boston: poverty, the pay gap between men and women, and female-owned businesses.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Race
Overview of Public Benefits in Boston

N/A Neighborhoods

Apr 24 2014 Publication Date

This presentation explores recipients of 6 types of public benefits in Boston: public assistance income, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security income, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and food stamps (SNAP).


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Race
Contributions of Immigrant Labor to the American Economy: A Different Take

N/A Neighborhoods

Apr 24 2014 Publication Date

Immigrants contribute to the American economy as workers, consumers, business owners, entrepreneurs, and investors. However, instead of merely considering the contributions that immigrant laborers make to the economy once they arrive, one must also account for what their home economies have contributed to them before they emigrate. This paper looks at the process of production and reproduction of immigrant labor using educational costs as an example.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born
High-skilled Immigrants in the Massachusetts Civilian Labor Force: U.S./Foreign Degree

N/A Neighborhoods

Apr 23 2014 Publication Date

This presentation examines high-skilled immigrant workers in Massachusetts (defined as having a Bachelor's degree or higher) and where they obtained their degree: in the U.S. or in their home country.


Topics: Age, Economy & Jobs, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Language, Race
High-skilled Immigrants in the Massachusetts Civilian Labor Force

N/A Neighborhoods

Apr 23 2014 Publication Date

Immigrants are an increasingly important source of labor for the Massachusetts economy. This presentation explores immigrant workers in Massachusetts with a Bachelor's degree or higher, defined as "high-skilled."


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Income & Poverty, Labor Market, Language, Race
Unemployment in Boston - 2014 (revised)

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Mar 03 2014 Publication Date

This report is a profile on Boston's unemployed population. It includes 2008-2012 and 2012 American Community Survey data by neighborhood, race, age, sex, nativity, and more. This report was revised to use the boundaries for the West End and Downtown that went into effect in 2014. See the original report using the previous boundaries


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Language, Race
Unemployment in Boston - 2014

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Mar 03 2014 Publication Date

This report is a profile on Boston's unemployed population. It includes 2008-2012 and 2012 American Community Survey data by neighborhood, race, age, sex, nativity, and more. This report has been revised to use the boundaries for the West End and Downtown that went into effect in 2014. See the revised report using the new boundaries


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Language, Race
Poverty in Boston - 2014 (revised)

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Mar 03 2014 Publication Date

This report is a demographic profile on those living in poverty in Boston. It includes 2008-2012 and 2012 American Community Survey data by age, race, neighborhood, sex, educational attainment, nativity and more. This report was revised to use the boundaries for the West End and Downtown that went into effect in 2014. See the original report using the previous boundaries


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
Poverty in Boston - 2014

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Mar 03 2014 Publication Date

This report is a demographic profile on those living in poverty in Boston. It includes 2008-2012 and 2012 American Community Survey data by age, race, neighborhood, sex, educational attainment, nativity and more. This report has been revised to use the boundaries for the West End and Downtown that went into effect in 2014. See the revised report using the new boundaries


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
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