"Study: Half of Denver metro's Hispanic kids live in low-opportunity areas"

Colorado Public Radio features the Child Opportunity Index
Published: 05.06.2015 Updated: 01.15.2020

The Child Opportunity Index (COI) is a measure of relative opportunity across all neighborhoods in a metropolitan area. The index is calculated based on indicators in three opportunity domains: Educational Opportunity, Health and Environmental Opportunity, and Social and Economic Opportunity.

This story on Colorado Public Radio highlights race-based differences in neighborhood opportunity for Hispanic children in the Denver metro area. The COI finds that a disproportionate percentage of minority children in Denver grow up in very low-opportunity neighborhoods, including half of all Hispanic children.

For more information read the the full article, linked below.

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