In fact, white youth living at the poverty line are as likely to be disconnected as black youth living in households with incomes four times the poverty line and Native American youth in households with income five times the poverty line. In other words, concentrated residential segregation by race and ethnicity within major metropolitan areas has very negative impacts for black teenagers and young adults, who are more likely than whites to live in low-income neighborhoods with historically under-resourced schools and transit systems, less access to employment, and weaker social networks.
The study by Chetty et al. Our research corroborates these gender differences within the black population, and this difference is apparent as early as the 16—24 age range. The gap in youth disconnection rates between men and women is largest for black youth. Nationally the rate is 5. In the Philadelphia metro area, the male-female gap is nearly 10 percentage points.
The racial and ethnic gaps in youth disconnection rates today are testaments to the historical truth of discriminatory practices in the United States, as well as mechanisms by which inequality is perpetuated in the here and now. Policies that aim to improve outcomes for youth and reconnect them to mainstream society will need to address the roots of disconnection cultivated years earlier. Public transportation that skirts around rather than serves low-income communities makes it logistically and financially hard to reach educational, training, and employment opportunities.
Residential segregation by race and ethnicity as well as by education and income—the legacy of discriminatory laws and policies 13 For a comprehensive discussion of the history of segregation in the United States, see Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Liveright, And the disproportionate institutionalization of youth of color continues apace at a time when overall incarceration is declining, creating yet another set of barriers.
Solutions are needed that cross these previously fractured systems—schools, criminal justice, banks and lending, philanthropy—and there are excellent local organizations showing that doing so works. The participation of young people in recent workshops and discussions Measure of America has been involved in has revealed often-overlooked issues around trust and transparency.
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Data can be our guide, helping organizations working to address the problems facing youth to effect real, lasting improvements. We imagine a day where national economic growth lifts everyone up collectively, but know that much work lies ahead. Earthscan, Sarah Burd-Sharps is codirector of Measure of America and coauthor of two volumes in the Measure of America series Columbia University Press, , and New York University Press, , and seven state- and local-level human development reports.
She is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post and has contributed chapters and articles to a wide range of publications on child poverty, bank lending in low-income communities, social determinants of health, and more.
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She received an MA in international affairs from Columbia University. She worked for the UN in China for four years and has worked in sixteen African countries. Becky Ofrane , senior program manager, coordinates various projects at Measure of America, particularly related to public health impacts, strategy, and stakeholder management. She brings a public health perspective to social, environmental, and economic spheres.
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Amanda Coffie. Is economic growth enough? Data for change The racial and ethnic gaps in youth disconnection rates today are testaments to the historical truth of discriminatory practices in the United States, as well as mechanisms by which inequality is perpetuated in the here and now. References: 1.
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