NASEM has released the final report for its consensus study: “Exploring the Opportunity Gap for Young Children From Birth to Age Eight." We feel compelled by the the committee's findings to redouble our efforts to make child opportunity more equitable.
In a new study, we find that neighborhood opportunity—measured by the Child Opportunity Index—is associated with premature death for children and caregivers. The findings are a call to action for child and family wellbeing.
Our national- and state-level estimates of FMLA eligibility and affordability show that FMLA's reach is limited, with large racial/ethnic inequities in accessibility. Hispanic immigrant parents are especially left out.
Policy Equity Assessments
Our framework embeds questions of racial and ethnic equity into policy analysis
Child Opportunity Index
Measure, map and compare how neighborhoods support child opportunity
Explore the geography of child opportunity and racial/ethnic equity in your neighborhood
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