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Four maps illustrate geographic and racial disparities in economic opportunity across Mississippi.
A new Urban Institute analysis calculates the “mix-match” between the share of people with college education and the share of jobs that require it.
Of 345 young adults interviewed, one in three said they had carried a gun—almost all illegally.
Children younger than 4 who experience homelessness are at increased risk for adverse health outcomes.
Federal opioid legislation was passed earlier this month and is awaiting the president’s signature.
Local jails admit nearly 11 million people every year, a number that has almost doubled since 1978.
House prices today are higher than they were in 2006, the year the housing market started to collapse.
Opening preschool to all children who speak languages other than English would lead to 3,200 new low-income preschoolers.
Since 2014, five states have reclassified drug possession offenses from a felony to a misdemeanor.
Despite limitations, Annual Survey of Refugees should yield valuable insights into refugee resettlement.

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The Vulnerable, Vital 2020 Census

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The Vulnerable, Vital 2020 Census

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Structural Racism in America

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