What is it like to live in a neighborhood without a bookstore? Ask a resident of the Bronx. The Bronx’s only bookstore, Barnes and Noble, will close in January 2017. Like a grocery store, this store has fed the community,…
Measuring progress toward greater equality in New York City
We developed 96 indicators to measure progress towards equality across six thematic areas: Economy, Education, Health, Housing, Justice, and Services. Within each theme, we look at four specific topics. For example, within Education, we look at equality in early education, elementary and middle school education, high school education, and higher education. Finally, within each topic, we look at four unique indicators.
Read the 2016 Annual Report or explore the topics and themes below.
The Equality Indicators are on the move! With additional funding from The Rockefeller Foundation, the Equality Indicators are expanding to five new cities, with selection currently underway. Interested in how the Equality Indicators could be used in your city? Learn more here.
Everyone has the same economic, educational, health, housing, justice, and service outcomes regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender, single parenthood, age, immigration status, criminal record, place of residence, and other characteristics.
This definition is inspired by the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
An equality indicator is a measure that compares outcomes of groups likely to experience inequalities, such as racial minorities, to groups less likely to experience them, such as whites.
In this sense, equality indicators are different from social indicators, which do not directly compare groups.
Indicators are reported in numbers and narratives. Every year, we score the indicators on a scale of 1 to 100, where 1 represents inequality and 100 represents equality.
We compare current and previous year scores to capture change over time. We group indicators and average their scores to create topic scores, and we group and average the topics to create theme scores.
The holidays are once again upon us. My local Starbucks is now serving Christmas Blend, bypassing the Thanksgiving Blend completely. And the National Retail Federation has released their estimates for how much people will spend this holiday season by city….