• Oct 1, 2018

Detailed Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life

By Emily Badger and Quoctrung Bui, The New York Times

October 1, 2018

This article reports on research conducted by the US Census Bureau, Harvard University, and Brown University. This research uses detailed maps to show how neighborhoods shape children for life. According to the article:

The researchers believe much of this variation is driven by the neighborhoods themselves, not by differences in what brings people to live in them. The more years children spend in a good neighborhood, the greater the benefits they receive. And what matters, the researchers find, is a hyper-local setting: the environment within about half a mile of a child’s home.