The Opportunity Picture: Economy•
Last week we showcased the educational factors that affect Opportunity Scores. This week we focus on key economic indicators—jobs, poverty, inequality and wages. These fact sheets share insights, research and statistics on critical issues that we hope you will find useful and share with your networks.
Our second blog post in this series is from Anne Kress, president of Monroe Community College in upstate New York. President Kress describes a recent visit from Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden that was designed to highlight several trailblazing skills programs MCC offers its students.
Next week, we’ll explore another set of factors that influence opportunity – access to affordable housing, banking and high-speed Internet.
About This Series
According to the Opportunity Index, there are 16 key drivers of opportunity, from jobs to schools to community engagement. But how do each of these essential factors affect a person’s chances of success? Over the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a closer look at the key economic, educational and civic factors that drive the Opportunity Index.