Research Publications

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Imagine all the People - Dominican (Spanish)

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Jun 01 2009 Publication Date

This recently updated profile contains the new data and calculations using the most recent American Community Survey, a yearly survey by the U.S. Census Bureau to allow communities to see how they are changing in the years between decennial censuses. "imagine all the people" is a series produced by the Boston Redevelopment Authority Research Division for the Mayor's Office of New Bostonians that highlights immigrant communities and their contributions to Boston's social, cultural and economic life.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Language
Imagine all the People - Hispanic

N/A Neighborhoods

Jun 01 2009 Publication Date

Produced by the Boston Redevelopment Authority's Research Division for the Mayor's Office of New Bostonians this is a profile of the Hispanic population in Boston. The "imagine all the people" series highlights immigrant communities and their economic contributions to Boston's social, cultural, and economic life. This profile includes all Hispanics living in Boston, both native-born and foreign-born.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Race
Imagine all the People - Hispanic (Spanish)

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Jun 01 2009 Publication Date

Produced by the Boston Redevelopment Authority's Research Division for the Mayor's Office of New Bostonians this is a profile of the Hispanic population in Boston translated in Spanish. The "imagine all the people" series highlights immigrant communities and their economic contributions to Boston's social, cultural, and economic life. This profile includes all Hispanics living in Boston, both native-born and foreign-born.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Race
The Boston Economy 2008

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Sep 01 2008 Publication Date

This report for 2008 presents the major economic, real estate market, and demographic trends for the city and region.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Labor Market Assessment Tool (LMAT) Series

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Jul 01 2008 Publication Date

The LMAT Series is a collection of reports focusing on the various applications of the program, including general discussions of the skill requirements and wage distributions associated with selected industries and the labor market as a whole. In addition, the LMAT Series will analyze the relationship between occupational requirements and worker attributes in Boston’s population.


Topics: Labor Market
Boston Continues to Lead the Nation in NIH Award Funding

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Apr 24 2008 Publication Date

Boston Continues to Lead the Nation in NIH Award Funding - Boston leads all cities in National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant awards, receiving more than 1.6 billion in research grants during fiscal year 2007. In conjunction with the BRA's LifeTech initiative, this Research Division publication reports on the robust health of award funding to Boston's world-renowned hospitals, universities, and research institutions.


Topics: Industry Profiles
Revisiting Language Skill Requirements in the Labor Market

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Apr 01 2008 Publication Date

This report re-visits previous research conducted by the BRA Research Division examining the characteristics of Metro Boston’s workforce with limited English language skills and the importance of language skills in the labor market using the newest available demographic data and updated labor market data. The current research finds that Metro Boston's workforce with limited English language skills appears to be significantly larger than it was in 2000. Moreover, the disparity in pay and the potential growth rates between occupations requiring low language skills and jobs requiring at least modest language skills stands out even more in our region than previously reported.


Topics: Labor Market
Insight Report Boston's Job Growth Nov 07-2

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Dec 01 2007 Publication Date

Boston’s job growth has been responsible for leading the economic recovery of the Massachusetts economy since the end of the national recession in the early 2000s. Boston continues to be the economic hub of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the center for commerce in New England – attracting workers from all over the world for jobs in finance, professional services, education and health care.


Topics: Labor Market
LMAT Language Skills

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Nov 20 2007 Publication Date

This report looks at the language challenges of the foreign-born population in Metro Boston and analyzes the language skill requirements for the current labor market, as well as projections for 2014.


Topics: Labor Market
Introducing the Labor Market Assessment Tool

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Nov 01 2007 Publication Date

The Labor Market Assessment Tool (LMAT) is an interactive computer-based program that is capable of estimating wages and the distribution of occupations by educational, skill, knowledge, and training requirements by industry for both current and future labor market scenarios


Topics: Labor Market