Sunday, April 2, 2017

The "Cost of Segregation" in Chicago

The Metropolitan Planning Council of Chicago, a non-profit dedicated to improving the Chicago Metropolitan Area, and the Urban Institute released a report in March 2017, describing the "Cost of Segregation" in Chicagoland.

The summary news release is here.

Here are the links to the report and website.

Highlights from reducing segregation include...

  • Black incomes would rise about $3000 dollars or $4.4 Billion. The GDP of the Chicago region would rise by $8.0 Billion.

  • The homicide rate would drop by 30%.

  • An additional 83,000 people would graduate college adding an additional $90 Billion in lifetime income.

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