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Trends in Poverty and Inequality

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

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Document Date:
10/20/2015
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The BRA Research Division prepared this presentation for the Boston Citywide Plan to provide a factual basis to understand 1) historical trends that have shaped poverty and inequality in Boston, 2) the extent of poverty and inequality in Boston today, and 3) specific populations that are disproportionately affected by poverty and inequality.

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Boston in Context: Neighborhoods - 2015

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Age, Education, Foreign-born, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Language, Race

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Document Date:
08/04/2015
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This publication compares Boston and its neighborhoods to the U.S. and Massachusetts on several demographic, economic and housing characteristics. This report uses a combination of 2010 Census data and 2009-2013 American Community Survey data.

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Boston's Shifting Demographics

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Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Language, Race

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Document Date:
07/20/2015
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This presentation provides statistics showing historical trends that shaped the present population of Boston. Presentation sections include population growth, diversity, educational attainment, age distribution, and changing families.

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Boston City Council Districts

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Age, City Council Districts, Foreign-born, Gender, Race

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Document Date:
04/30/2015
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This report presents demographic statistics for the Boston City Council Districts from the 2009-2013 American Community Survey.

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Characteristics of Boston and Its Neighborhoods

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Age, Education, Foreign-born, Race

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Document Date:
10/23/2014
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On October 14, 2014, Alvaro Lima, Director of Research at the BRA, presented information on the characteristics of Boston and its neighborhoods to a group from Boston Education Funders. The presentation discusses recent demographic changes in Boston and highlights the 0-24 population.

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Women in Boston

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

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Document Date:
06/16/2014
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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.

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Overview of Public Benefits in Boston

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Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Race

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Document Date:
04/24/2014
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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).

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Contributions of Immigrant Labor to the American Economy: A Different Take

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Age, Education, Foreign-born

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Document Date:
04/24/2014
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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.

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High-skilled Immigrants in the Massachusetts Civilian Labor Force

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Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Income & Poverty, Labor Market, Language, Race

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Document Date:
04/23/2014
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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."

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High-skilled Immigrants in the Massachusetts Civilian Labor Force: U.S./Foreign Degree

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Age, Economy & Jobs, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Language, Race

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Document Date:
04/23/2014
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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.

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