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Beyond Good Intentions: Using Data to Promote Economic Opportunity

February 23, 2012

Outlines the need for better data collection and analyses to help the District of Columbia track, evaluate, and improve economic development programs and make evidence-based budgetary and policy decisions. Makes recommendations for various city agencies.

Recent Immigration to Philadelphia: Regional Change in a Re-Emerging Gateway

November 11, 2008

Analyzes 1970-2006 trends in the growth and characteristics of the city's immigrant population. Presents data by regional origin, settlement area, arrival year, citizenship status, age, gender, education, and language, and in comparison with other cities.