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Portland among top cities for childhood opportunity

Posted on AllSides April 16th, 2024
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A new analysis of childhood opportunity shows that Portland is a relatively good place to raise children. Why it matters: Childhood opportunity has a big influence on educational and career progress and life expectancy. How it works: The Child Opportunity Index, from the project at Brandeis University, seeks to quantify the opportunity afforded to each child based on several factors tied to where they live, including education, health, environment and socioeconomics. • The report assigns a score of 1–100 to each census tract, with 1 representing the least childhood...

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