Watson Institute at Brown University
Public Policy

Detailed New National Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life

In collaboration with the U.S. Census Bureau, Opportunity Insights, a research and policy institute formed by economists from Harvard and Brown Universities, including Associate Professor John Friedman, released an interactive mapping tool called "The Opportunity Atlas." The Opportunity Atlas helps predict how neighborhoods influence the trajectories of the children who grow up there. 

October 1, 2018 The New York Times