StreetsBlog Mass, October 21, 2020
"In a new report, “Zoned Out,” researchers from Boston Indicators and the Brookings Institution argue that Massachusetts should act at the state level to legalize more affordable housing near transit stations, instead of letting well-connected wealthy residents block new homes through local land use laws.”
BNN News, October 19, 2020
"Trevor Mattos gave an interview to BNN News detailing our recent analysis of increased food insecurity during the pandemic.”
WBUR Morning Edition, October 7, 2020
"WBUR Morning Edition features Boston Indicators' new analysis of Food Insecurity trends, with audio from Trevor Mattos' October 6th presentation of the data.”
Mother Jones, Nov/Dec, 2020
"'Residents’ fears of sending kids to 'bad' schools appear to be fueling 'a growing mismatch between the demographics of kids who attend Boston’s K–12 public schools and the city overall,' the Boston Foundation reported in January. 'The families who leave Boston when their kids approach kindergarten are predominantly middle and high income. Today, almost 8 in 10 students remaining in Boston’s public schools are low income…and almost 9 in 10 are students of color.'”
Boston Neighborhood Network News, August 18, 2020
"Trevor Mattos discussed a big idea to overhaul the state Earned Income Tax Credit and begin to establish a minimum guaranteed income with Chris Lovett of BNN News."
Boston Globe, July 27, 2020
"In past years, Boston had among the lowest census return rate in the country, according to the secretary of state’s office, and ranked as the ninth hardest-to-count city among the largest 100 US cities."
The Horse Race Podcast, July 23, 2020
"While Congress turns its attention to a second stimulus package, Boston Indicators is proposing a more permanent form of financial security in the shape of a guaranteed minimum income for lower-income Massachusetts families."
WBUR Morning Edition, July 23, 2020
"Luc Schuster joined Morning Edition to discussed a proposal to overhaul the state's Earned Income Tax Credit so that it begins to function more like a minimum guaranteed income."
Boston Neighborhood Network News, February 4, 2020
"Luc Schuster of the Boston Indicators Project with The Boston Foundation and Antoniya Marinova, the Foundation's Assistant Director in the Education to Career Program, talk about a new report on the decline and persistent lag in Boston's population of school-age children."
Bay State Banner, January 30, 2020
"There’s a really strong base of research that shows the benefits for kids when they attend well-integrated schools,” (Schuster) said. “I think if you were an outsider looking at the system we’ve set up in the region, with intense isolation in urban schools, very different from the reverse isolation of high-income white kids in our affluent suburbs, nobody would say that’s the ideal. And yet here we are.”"
Boston.com, January 23, 2020
"The researchers found that Boston’s population of school-aged children, defined as aged 5 to 17, has fallen by almost 10,000 since 2000. In 2018, the population of children in Boston was estimated around 75,000, compared to the total population of around 695,926. "
Boston 25 News, January 22, 2020
"The city has been growing in so many ways over the last few decades but the school aged children population is just in the opposite direction," said Luc Schuster, the Director of Boston Indicators, the firm that did the research for the Boston Foundation."
WBUR, January 22, 2020
"Schuster described Boston’s growing racial and ethnic diversity — driven in no small part by new immigration — as one of the bits of “good news” in the city’s recent history.... But the change has not translated to diverse schools. In fact, the report's data show that two-thirds of BPS students now attend “intensely segregated” schools, where students of color make up 90% or more of the total enrollment."
Boston Globe, January 22, 2020
"'The demographics highlight what has almost become two separate cities within our city,' said Paul Grogan, CEO of nonprofit The Boston Foundation. 'One of higher-income, less diverse, childless households, and the other of lower-income, largely black and Latino families in which the vast majority of the city’s children live.'”
Commonwealth Magazine, January 22, 2020
"Boston’s population of school-age children has dropped by about 10,000 since 2000, a period in which the city added 100,000 new residents, many of them more affluent educated whites drawn to the mix of high-paying jobs and vibrant urban living. "
WBUR, December 30, 2019
"Boston's economy during the 2010s was characterized by steady growth but also persistent challenges. [Boston Indicators staff] picked several key Boston-area economic trends that began at the turn of the decade and looked at how they unfolded during the last decade."
Government Technology, October 1, 2019
"Peter Ciurczak... said the map captures regional differences very well, helping him to see that Suffolk County, Mass., where he lives, has a higher number of renters than many other parts of the country, making it a harder area to count."
WBUR, September 23, 2019
"The share of people of color living in Allston-Brighton back in 1990 was 27 percent, that's up significantly to 38 percent today. So roughly 4 in 10 residents of living in Allston-Brighton today are people of color."
Daily Hampshire Gazette, September 20, 2019
Based on data provided by Boston Indicators, a research center at the Boston Foundation... 70.2 percent of Amherst’s population is deemed “hard to count.”
WBUR, September 16, 2019
According to the Boston Foundation, Latinos hold 12% of occupations in the region, but account for just about 1% of legislators and CEOs.
Boston Globe, August 30, 2019
A recent Boston Foundation study, “Boston’s Booming . . . but for Whom?,” found that the median new rental listing here — $2,613 per month — eats up 51 percent of median household income.
WBUR, August 13, 2019
A report issued in June by the Boston Foundation found these new changes could impact up to 510,000 Massachusetts residents, including 160,000 children.
Cape Cod Times, August 3, 2019
The data providing insight into these shifting demographic trends come courtesy of “Changing Faces of [Greater] Boston,” a 76-page analysis by Boston Indicators, the research division of the nonprofit Boston Foundation.
Boston Globe, July 29, 2019
Indeed, immigration is responsible for virtually all net population growth in Massachusetts, according to the nonprofit Boston Indicators.
Associated Press, July 7, 2019
The demographic shifts are transforming the Boston area and helping fuel its economic boom, said Luc Schuster, director of Boston Indicators project.
The Bay State Banner, July 3, 2019
Another report released in October by the Boston Foundation’s research center, Boston Indicators, revealed that the middle class in Boston is shrinking, as rents go up and wages don’t. While the city grew by a total of 88,000 households from 1990 to 2014, it lost more than 15,000 middle-income households.
Boston Neighborhood Network News, June 29, 2019
Trevor Mattos of Boston Indicators and Meg Moran of Greater Boston Legal Services talk about new report on how immigration restrictions introduced under President Trump affect people in Boston.
MassLive, June 25, 2019
In January 2019, Boston Indicators reported that, “If not for international migration, Massachusetts would be losing population.” It is no surprise that when Governing Magazine did a deep dive on why, they found that “one in five residents moved out for reasons related to housing.”
Have you Heard, June 14, 2019
Podcast discussion of changing racial demographics in Greater Boston, which includes several references to “Changing Faces of Greater Boston.”
City of Boston, June 14, 2019
This is due in part to the state's population of recent immigrants, renters, college students, and other hard-to-count populations. Boston is the ninth hardest-to-count city among the largest 100 cities nationwide, according to a recent report by Boston Indicators and the Boston Foundation.
Bay State Banner, June 12, 2019
The report, published by the Boston Foundation’s Boston Indicators project, reveals that 17,000 people receiving or eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status and 12,000 Temporary Protected Status recipients live within the state, and all of them are in danger of losing their protections next year under changes made by President Donald Trump’s administration.
Boston Globe, June 6, 2019
“The changes have been so dramatic, and there’s just been so many that it’s been difficult, even for people that work in [immigration policy], to keep track of the day-in, day-out whimsical adjustments that are being made at the federal level,” said Trevor Mattos, the report’s lead author and a top staffer at Boston Indicators, the Boston Foundation’s research center.
WBUR, June 6, 2019
A new report released Thursday from the Boston Foundation underscores the significant impacts of President Trump's shifting immigration policies on Massachusetts communities.
Bay State Banner, May 16, 2019
Immigration and the rising cost of housing have helped drive dramatic demographic changes in Boston and the surrounding area since 1990, according to “Changing Faces of Greater Boston,” a report released by The Boston Foundation last week.
Boston Neighborhood Network News, May 16, 2019
Boston Indicators Research Manager Trevor Mattos and Gastón Institute Director Dr. Lorna Rivera join BNN to discuss the Changing Faces of Greater Boston.
The Enterprise - Brockton, May 13, 2019
“Changing Faces of Greater Boston,” a 71-page study published last week by the Boston Foundation, indicated that nearly half of Brockton’s white population has emptied out of the city since 1990, a time when nearly four out of five residents were white.
WGBH, May 9, 2019
A new study out of the Boston Foundation confirms Boston's changing demographics.
Winchester Star, May 9, 2019
The racial makeup of the Boston region has been dramatically shifting, and Winchester is among the communities that have seen some of the fastest changes in its population, according to a new report released by the Boston Foundation.
NECN, May 8, 2019
The perception is that Boston is a very white city and the Greater Boston area is mostly white. A new report puts a dent into that perception. Mark Melnik, director of economic and public policy research at the UMass Donahue Institute joins Sue to discuss the report.
State House News Service, May 8, 2019
From 1990 to 2017, researchers with The Boston Foundation and the University of Massachusetts found, the percentage of nonwhite residents increased in every single one of the 147 cities and towns forming the Boston area, a contrast from more static rates in western Massachusetts.
WBUR - Radio Boston, May 8, 2019
A new report released by the Boston Foundation shows that the Greater Boston population has become much more diverse over the last few decades.
WGBH, May 8, 2019
A new report from the Boston Foundation released Wednesday highlights the increasing racial and ethnic diversity of the Greater Boston area, much of which has been driven by immigration. In the past 25 years, the non-white population of Boston has grown by more than 60 percent — and in the Boston metro region, by a full 250 percent.
Boston Globe, May 8, 2019
“People still have this perception of Boston as being a very white city and Greater Boston as being white. That perception lags far behind the reality,’’ said Luc Schuster, one of the report’s coauthors and director of Boston Indicators, the research arm at the Boston Foundation.
WBUR, May 8, 2019
Over the last generation, the Greater Boston region has seen a major shift in the racial makeup of its population, according to a new report from the Boston Foundation.
WBUR, May 8, 2019
A report out Wednesday from the Boston Foundation and University of Massachusetts researchers details the changing demographics of the region.
Daily Free Press, April 5, 2019
Another challenge Boston faces in counting everyone for the census is the city’s large student population, according to Peter Ciurczak, a research associate at Boston Indicators. “People living in dorms are much less likely to respond to the census than your traditional householder,” Ciurczak said.
East Boston Times - Free Press, April 4, 2019
At the kickoff many speakers commented said there are multiple hard-to-count populations that reside in Massachusetts that historically have made a complete census count difficult. This is due in part to the state’s population of recent immigrants, renters, college students, and other hard-to-count populations. Boston is the ninth hardest-to-count city among the largest 100 cities nationwide, according to a recent report by Boston Indicators and the Boston Foundation.
State House News Service, March 5, 2019
Low-income areas in cities were the most difficult to obtain accurate counts in 2010, said Luc Schuster, director of Boston Indicators, a Boston Foundation research institute, as well as college students, people who rent or move frequently, and people living in group quarters or non-traditional households.
State House News Service, February 26, 2019
Compounding the situation, 63 percent of Bostonians live in "hard-to-count" Census tracts, according to an October report from Boston Indicators. That rate is the highest among all similar cities, 5 percentage points above New York and 9 percentage points above Philadelphia.
The Horse Race, February 22, 2019
Luc Schuster joins the Horse Race to talk Census 2020
Urban Institute, February 18, 2019
In partnership with the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Coalition and MassINC, Boston Indicators mapped incarceration rates of Boston neighborhoods, revealing disproportionate impact in communities of color.
CommonWealth Magazine, February 12, 2019
If it were not for international migration, the state would have lost population from 2010 to 2018, according to a report issued by The Boston Foundation. The state experienced net outmigration of 126,587 US residents over that period, but it was more than offset by a net gain of 351,069 immigrants.
City of Boston in Boston Globe, January 15, 2019
...we are ranked #2 in the nation for moving people up and into the middle class...
Public News Service, November 21, 2018
Luc Schuster, director of Boston Indicators, the research center at the Boston Foundation, says the New England Drug Enforcement Agency discovered a drug-trafficking circle in Massachusetts and New Hampshire that has fueled the spike in fentanyl use.
MassLive, October 24, 2018
A report released Wednesday by Boston Indicators, the research arm of the Boston Foundation, highlighted the difficulty that Massachusetts is likely to have getting an accurate count of the state's population in the 2020 census because of demographics and a new question.
WBUR, October 24, 2018
Luc Schuster joins Morning Edition to talk Census 2020.
The Bay State Banner, October 17, 2018
The paper, titled “Boston’s Booming… but for Whom? Building Shared Prosperity in a Time of Growth,” released Oct. 9, analyzes several economic factors and concludes that while the city is experiencing a period of great economic growth, not everyone is sharing in this new wealth.
The Daily Free Press, October 11, 2018
Boston is the second best city in the nation when it comes to economic mobility, according to a recent report by The Boston Foundation’s research center, Boston Indicators.
Boston Globe, October 10, 2018
“There’s a lot of places in the country where economic mobility is down, income inequality is up, and the economy is in bad shape, and that’s just not the case here,” said Luc Schuster, a coauthor of the report.
WBUR, October 10, 2018
The report — titled "Boston's Booming ... But For Whom?" — collects data from a number of sources on a variety of economic indicators for the city and region, including income inequality, poverty, economic mobility and home ownership.
WBUR, October 10, 2018
A report issued Wednesday by Boston Indicators shows while income inequality may not be as bad in Boston as in other cities, it's a factor among many that threatens the future economic stability of many city residents.