Each month Independent Sector collects research with broad sector relevance to share with you. October’s research contains important insights into the effects of segregation, the impacts of COVID-19 on Black and Brown family households, and LGBTQ+ youth.
Othering and Belonging Institute Publishes Project “Roots of Structural Racism”
Earlier this year, the University of California at Berkeley’s Othering and Belonging Institute published findings on examining the effects of racial residential segregation in the U.S. One of the findings reveals that 23.6% of metropolitan areas were more segregated in 2020 than in 2010 and 54% more segregated in 2020 than in 1990. Its research also includes information regarding segregation by cities and regions. The Othering and Belonging Institute has incorporated updates to its key findings, as recent U.S. Census data was made available in September 2021.
More on the study: https://belonging.berkeley.edu/roots-structural-racism-2020
National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families: A Snapshot of Latinx/é and Black Households Regarding Child Care and the Pandemic
The Hispanic Research Center has added information to its working series documenting how Latinx/é children, families, and households are doing since the start of the pandemic. Pulled from the Household Pulse Survey, a U.S. Census Bureau initiative, its work covers snapshots of poverty, household insecurity, and food insufficiency pertaining to households with children during the pandemic. For example, after a year of the pandemic, roughly 40% of Latinx/é and Black households with children who rent or have a mortgage reported having little to no confidence in its ability to make its next mortgage or rent payment.
More on the study: https://www.hispanicresearchcenter.org/research-resources/many-latino-and-black-households-made-costly-work-adjustments-in-spring-2021-to-accommodate-covid-related-child-care-disruptions/
The Trevor Project Sheds Light on Bullying and Suicide Risks for LGBTQ+ Youth
Using data from the Trevor Project’s 2021 National Survey on LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health, the Trevor Project explores bullying, both in-person and electronically, among LGBTQ+ middle and high school students. The findings in the brief correlate bullying with suicide rates and indicate that bullying is still a significant area of concern, particularly for non-binary, transgender, and Native/Indigenous students.
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