Vox: "The enormous racial opportunity gap in America's metro areas"

Vox news features the Child Opportunity Index
Published: 02.17.2015 Updated: 12.09.2022

The Child Opportunity Index (COI) is a measure of relative opportunity across all neighborhoods in a metropolitan area. The index is calculated based on indicators in three opportunity domains: Educational Opportunity, Health and Environmental Opportunity, and Social and Economic Opportunity.

This story from Vox highlights racial/ethnic disparities across the country. In particular it cites the COI's finding that, in the nation's 100 largest metro areas, about 40 percent of black children and 32 percent of Hispanic children live in the lowest-opportunity neighborhoods in their areas. In comparison, only 9 percent of white children lived in the lowest-opportunity areas.

For more information read the full article, linked below.