Measuring Inclusion in Small New England Cities

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Measuring Inclusion in Small New England Cities

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In this paper, we explore how small, lower-income cities in New England fare on inclusion compared to other small cities across the country. Specifically, we look at cities in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island that are eligible for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Working Cities Challenge/Working Communities Challenge (WCC), and cities in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont selected by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston that meet similar size, income, and poverty thresholds. We find that these small, lower-income New England cities are more economically inclusive than other small cities nationally, but less racially inclusive, making them less inclusive overall.

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