LEARNING AREA: Economic Development, Other
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Kids Today Boston’s Declining Child Population and Its Effect on School Enrollment

Author:

The Boston Foundation, Boston Indicators

Year:

2020

Description:

Boston’s got a lot going for it, but we’re gradually becoming a city of high-income, childless professionals. We’ve also seen growth in the number of lower-income families, in part driven by those who are fortunate enough to get off of waitlists and secure subsidized housing. But we’re losing other families who can’t afford the city’s rising housing costs, and our middle class is hollowing out. This report dives deep into these trends in three parts by analyzing:

PART 1: BOSTON'S DECLINING SCHOOL-AGED POPULATION

PART 2: THE GROWING MISMATCH BETWEEN CITY AND SCHOOL DEMOGRAPHICS

PART 3: THE INCREASING ISOLATION OF STUDENTS OF COLOR AND LOW-INCOME STUDENTS IN BOSTON SCHOOLS