Map: Disconnected Youth in Detroit 2014

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The National Equity Atlas has released new indicators and data visuals at the Census Tract level. One of their new indicators is on “disconnected youth” (16-to-19-year-olds who are neither working nor in school).

The site lets you select data for 2000 and 2014. In 2000, “disconnected youth” in Detroit were more clustered, but the 2014 data shows more dispersion. 

The project explains why that matters:

Ensuring that youth are educated, healthy, and ready to thrive in the workforce is essential for economic prosperity, but too many youth—particularly youth of color—are disconnected from educational or employment opportunities. Not accessing education and job experience early in life can have long-lasting impacts including lower earnings, higher public expenditures, lower tax revenues, and lost human potential.

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