Research Publications

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Boston's Foreign Born Population

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Dec 01 2010 Publication Date

A presentation given by Alvaro Lima, Director of the BRA's Research Division, to the Success in Working with English Language Learners workshop at the Boston's Children's Museum to a group of educators of after school programs.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Language, Race
Transnationalism - A New Mode of Immigration Integration

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Sep 17 2010 Publication Date

In this paper presented at Securing the Dream: Power, Progress, Prosperity, the Statewide Latino Public Policy Conference produced by the Mauricio Gaston Institute, in September 2010, Alvaro Lima, BRA's Director of Research discusses globalization, immigration, and transnationalism and examines policy implications.


Topics: Foreign-born
The Financial Impact of the Marketing & Communication Sector

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Jun 01 2010 Publication Date

This report, done for the Ad Club, defines and quantifies the impact and the size and scope of the marketing and communications sector in greater Boston and Massachusetts.


Topics: Industry Profiles
Boston Continues to Give More Than It Gets

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Apr 20 2010 Publication Date

As a follow-up to the publication released in 2006, this short report demonstrates that although Boston has increased its share of population, employment, Gross State Product, and state tax revenues, the city's share of state aid has further declined.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
New Bostonians Summit Presentation

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Mar 01 2010 Publication Date

The BRA's Research Division provided data and analysis for the Mayor's Office of New Bostonians (MONB) first New Bostonians Summit held on March 31, 2010. This presentation given by Alvaro Lima, Director of Research, at the Summit, highlights and discusses the importance of education and language skills to the labor market, both current and for the future, and its accompanying economic impact.


Topics: Education, Foreign-born, Language
Briefing Book - Labor Market Trends

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Mar 01 2010 Publication Date

The BRA's Research Division provided data and analysis for the Mayor's Office of New Bostonians (MONB) first New Bostonians Summit held on March 31, 2010. The Labor Market Trends is a Summit briefing book that looks at Metro Boston's current labor market and workforce, highlighting the importance of education and language skills both currently and in the future.


Topics: Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Income & Poverty, Labor Market, Race
Briefing Book - ESOL

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Mar 01 2010 Publication Date

The BRA's Research Division provided data and analysis for the Mayor's Office of New Bostonians (MONB) first New Bostonians Summit held on March 31, 2010. The English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Programs in Boston is a Summit briefing book focusing on ESOL students in Boston and how well they are performing in Massachusetts Department of Education (DOE) funded language-learning courses.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Language, Race
Briefing Book - Education

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Mar 01 2010 Publication Date

The BRA's Research Division provided data and analysis for the Mayor's Office of New Bostonians (MONB) first New Bostonians Summit held on March 31, 2010. The Education and the Foreign-Born in Boston is a Summit briefing book about the differences in the educational attainment between Boston's native-born and foreign-born population.


Topics: Education, Foreign-born, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
Briefing Book - Demographic Profile

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Mar 01 2010 Publication Date

The BRA's Research Division provided data and analysis for the Mayor's Office of New Bostonians (MONB) first New Bostonians Summit held on March 31, 2010. The Demographic Profile of the Foreign-Born in Boston is a Summit briefing book about the demographic characteristics of Boston's foreign-born population over time.


Topics: Age, Foreign-born, Race
Economic and Sustainablilty Benefits of Boston's ARRA Investments

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Mar 01 2010 Publication Date

This study estimates the near-term economic impacts and longer-term sustainability benefits of Boston’s ARRA investments.In short, this study projects significant economic impact in such things as job creation, Gross Regional Product, and tax generation, as well as longer-term sustainability benefits such as energy cost saving and water preservation. In addition, the study shows that when considering financial and sustainability efforts together, local benefits are expected to exceed costs by at least a four-to-one ratio, demonstrating a strong return on investment to the City of Boston.


Topics: Economy & Jobs