Check out our top three reads of the week covering the challenges and opportunities of American communities. This week, we're reading about the life-expectancy gap, worker cooperatives, and the link between housing and family stability.
What Millions of Retiring Small Business Owners Could Mean for Cities
By Oscar Perry Abello, Next City
In a worker cooperative, in addition to sharing ownership, workers share collective responsibility in managing the business, often using the principle of “one worker, one vote” to govern decisions like hiring management or delegating management responsibilities to each other. Continue [+]...
The Strawberry Capital of the World is the early death capital of the U.S.: lessons from a landmark dataset
By Andrew Van Dam, The Washington Post
“People who live blocks apart can have very different expectations in how long they’ll live because of the conditions in which people are living,” said Donald Schwarz, a senior vice president at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. “That represents uneven opportunity for people, particularly children, to have long lives.” Continue [+]...
Housing Stability and Family Health: An Issue Brief
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
This research brief presents a snapshot of housing instability for families with children in the Bay Area. It synthesizes a growing body of literature to reveal how housing instability during pregnancy and early childhood has particularly negative long-term consequences, while also highlighting promising ways to support housing stability. Continue [+]...
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