Friday Factday: Wealth and Net Worth in the Metro

Wealth and net worth are two critical and under-examined measures of financial well-being and success. This Friday Factday takes a look at both variables in 20 metro-area counties and explores the implications around visible geographic disparities in wealth.

By |2019-08-23T12:40:41-04:00August 23rd, 2019|Economy, Equity, Friday Factday, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Wealth and Net Worth in the Metro

Monday Mapday: Social Assistance in Atlanta

This Monday Mapday takes a look at county and tract-level variation in rates of residents using three forms of social assistance: SNAP, cash assistance and Supplemental Security Income.

By |2019-08-26T12:54:34-04:00August 12th, 2019|Economy, Equity, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Social Assistance in Atlanta

Friday Factday: Racial Disparities in Unemployment

The unemployment rate is low. But the big, national numbers don't tell the whole story. This Friday Factday looks at county-level variation by race, as well as labor force participation rates, education and trends over time.

By |2019-08-09T12:29:06-04:00August 9th, 2019|Economy, Equity, Friday Factday, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Racial Disparities in Unemployment

Friday Factday: Getting to Know our Renters

Rental affordability and the challenges of being a renter are gaining ground among advocates, researchers and politicians. This Friday Factday takes an in-depth look at who is most likely to be renting in the metro and where they are most likely to live, as well as their unique views on life in the metro.

By |2019-06-28T16:30:09-04:00June 28th, 2019|Equity, Friday Factday, Housing, Metro Atlanta Speaks|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Getting to Know our Renters

Special Feature: Examining wage gaps by race and ethnicity

Income inequality in Atlanta is among the worst in the country. This Friday Factday Special Feature looks at the issue by industry and educational attainment.

By |2019-05-31T09:24:49-04:00May 31st, 2019|Economic Development, Equity, Friday Factday, Special Features, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Special Feature: Examining wage gaps by race and ethnicity

Web Wednesday: A New Kind of Gerrymander

The term "gerrymander" was originally coined by a political cartoonist to describe the salamander-shaped electoral districts drawn by the political party colleagues of Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry in 1812. The word is an amalgamation of the words "Gerry" and "salamander," and it describes the way politicians divide geographic areas into voting districts that give one [...]

By |2019-05-29T13:04:30-04:00May 28th, 2019|Education, Equity, Housing, Race and Diversity, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: A New Kind of Gerrymander

Friday Factday: Brookings Metro Monitor for 2019

As noted recently, we all love a good index, especially when the index aggregates a bunch of different data into "buckets" that make more intuitive sense.  And it helps when indices have been "around for a while". In data geek parlance, "around for a while" translates to: 'serve as a longitudinal dataset to allow [...]

By |2019-04-12T16:49:04-04:00April 12th, 2019|Economic Development, Economy, Equity, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Brookings Metro Monitor for 2019