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