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Now on the National Equity Atlas: Median Wages by Gender

Now on the National Equity Atlas: Median Wages by Gender

17 Dec 2015 | Abigail Langston

 

We are excited to introduce new data on the National Equity Atlas: our median wages indicator is now disaggregated by gender as well as race. Here we will describe what the indicator measures, discuss some related national trends, and show you how to get more information on the | Read more >

Merging Data and Story to Win More Equitable Policies

Merging Data and Story to Win More Equitable Policies

21 Sep 2015 | Sarah Treuhaft

Original post on NTEN.org

Compelling facts have always been a key ingredient in winning policy campaigns, and the rise of web technology has opened the floodgates for data that would have been out of reach to all but the most dogged advocates just 20 years ago.

But while we are | Read more >

Want to Create Your Own Local Equity Atlas? Start Here

Want to Create Your Own Local Equity Atlas? Start Here

26 Apr 2015 | Rosamaria Carrillo

Have you explored the National Equity Atlas and want to dig in deeper to understand how access to resources and opportunity is distributed across the neighborhoods in your region? It might be time to start thinking about developing your own local equity atlas. And a new set of | Read more >

Meet Our Four Newest Indicators

Meet Our Four Newest Indicators

06 Mar 2015 | Sarah Treuhaft

The National Equity Atlas is a living resource, and we are thrilled to announce the addition of four new indicators to the site:

  • Wages: $15/hr
  • Income inequality: 95/20 ratio
  • Diversity index
  • Contribution to growth: Immigrants
     

Here is a breakdown of each new indicator: 

Wages: | Read more >

Tell the Census to Keep Important Questions on the ACS

Tell the Census to Keep Important Questions on the ACS

04 Dec 2014 | Justin Scoggins

The National Equity Atlas is part of a growing movement toward data-driven decision-making and policy happening in this country—and consistent collection of data by government agencies is a critical foundation for these efforts. But data is almost always on the short-list when it | Read more >