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Locked out: Section 8 housing vouchers fail to open doors for low-income renters

/   Alden Woods, AZCentral

The effects of living in a certain area can last until a person’s final days. The Economic Innovation Group, another policy organization, found that residents of prosperous ZIP codes live, on average, five years longer than people in distressed neighborhoods. The life expectancy of a resident of a prosperous American neighborhood is 80 years old,…

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Five reasons the US job market is not as rosy as it looks

/   Dominic Rushe, The Guardian

According to the Economic Innovation Group, 52.3 million Americans live in “economically distressed communities” – a measure that includes poverty rates, housing vacancies and education as well as income and hiring. That represents one in six Americans, or 17% of the US population. … By: Dominic Rushe, The Guardian Read the full article here.

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Munis: A Path To Bridge The Wealth Gap

/   VanEck, Seeking Alpha

A widely cited recent study from the Economic Innovation Group helps quantify just how uneven the recovery has been. The study, which examined the years from 2011 to 2015, looked at seven key metrics to evaluate the economic health of communities by zip code throughout the U.S.: adults without a high school diploma, poverty rates,…

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Why Millennials Should All Move to North Dakota

/   Sean Braswell, OZY

The Opportunity Index scores reaffirm similar findings elsewhere. A 2014 study on intergenerational mobility in the U.S. published by the National Bureau of Economic Research also found that the most upwardly mobile region in the country was the Great Plains. And a 2017 study on U.S. economic opportunity from the Economic Innovation Group, a policy…

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December 5: Philadelphia Tenants Union | LGBT archives | Arts & Crafts Holdings

/   Diana Lu, PlanPhilly

Contributing to CityLab, the Economic Innovation Group cautions that certain demographic groups disproportionately suffer economic inequality and health inequality in America. … By: Diana Lu, PlanPhilly Read the full article here.

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Economic Inequality and Health Inequality Are Inextricably Linked

/   John Lettieri and Steve Glickman, CityLab

Our organization, the Economic Innovation Group (EIG), works to shed light on the socioeconomic fault lines dividing American communities. We recently cross-walked county-level measures of economic well-being from EIG’s Distressed Communities Index (DCI) with data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), finding that distressed counties have drug death rates that are on…

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