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Frequently requested past studies

Identifying Milwaukee Youth in Critical Need of Intervention: Lessons from the Past, Measures for the Future (1991). This report for the Milwaukee County Youth Initiative directed by Howard Fuller identified with chilling accuracy which pre-teens referred to the county and courts for services were likely to be incarcerated as teens and adults absent more effective interventions.

Confronting Anti-Urban Marketing Stereotypes: A Milwaukee Economic Development Challenge (2001). National marketing firms often denigrate lower-income communities while ignoring the purchasing power of dense urban neighborhoods.

Assumptions and Limitations of the Census Bureau Methodology Ranking Racial and Ethnic Residential Segregation in Cities and Metro Areas (2004). Popular sociological methodologies view majority white neighborhoods with small African American and Hispanic populations as integrated while labeling majority non-white neighborhoods as segregated (i.e., isolated) and emphasize "dispersal" rather than racial/ethnic ranges to define integration.

Milwaukee Children Most Impacted by the Recession (2009. Milwaukee Public Schools educates 25% of all Wisconsin students (public and private) from low-income families of poverty, but only 3% of middle income children in the state. 92% of MPS students now attend a school where over half of the children are poor and 67% attend a building where over 75% of the students are poor. In the suburban schools, only 4% of students attend a school where half of the children are poor and only 1% attend a high-concentration poverty school.

Indicators of Need in Milwaukee's Poorest Neighborhood. Zip code 53206. In 2004 and 2005 this neighborhood was targeted by 60 different mortgage companies -- most from out-of-state -- issuing subprime loans. As of 2006, a majority (62%) of young men had been incarcerated in state prison.

Cover of history of WPA Jobs for Workers on Relief in Milwaukee County: 1930s-1990s (1995). From 1930 to 1995 Milwaukee city and county governments created thousands of jobs for families and individuals who could not find unsubsidized employment and who sought county relief.

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