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Racial/Ethnic Patterns of Child Opportunity

by Clemens Noelke; Dolores Acevedo-Garcia; Nancy McArdle; Nick Huntington; Nomi Sofer; Rebecca Huber

Dec 17, 2019

Given the influence of neighborhoods on children's healthy development, it is very important to know where children live in relation to neighborhood opportunity and whether all children have equal access to neighborhood conditions and resources that help them thrive. The Child Opportunity Index allows us to answer these important questions.

To summarize inequities in children's access to opportunity, we calculate Child Opportunity Scores by racial/ethnic group for each metro area. The score for a given racial/ethnic group represents the score of the neighborhood experienced by the typical (median) child of that group.

Racial/Ethnic Patterns of Child Opportunity