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Philadelphia Research Update
Who’s Not Finishing College in Philadelphia?
Our latest analysis looks at the 176,000 Philadelphians who have started but not completed college, and the barriers they face.
NEW DATA
Philly Disability Rate Highest of Big U.S. Cities
Sixteen percent of Philadelphians had a physical, emotional, or cognitive disability in 2016, according to U.S. Census Bureau data—the highest percentage of the nation’s 10 largest cities. The data also show that American cities with high poverty rates, including Philadelphia, tend to have higher rates of disabilities.
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FACT OF THE MATTER
17% of Philadelphians age 25 or older have earned some college credits but no degree.
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Philly’s Municipal Hiring Process, Explained
The hiring system for civil service jobs in the city’s government—the second-largest employer in Philadelphia—can be challenging to navigate, officials say. We explain the current process.
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Pew Fund Helps Grantees Strengthen Impact
The Pew Fund for Health and Human Services in Philadelphia has launched a new initiative to help grantees assess and strengthen their services for the region’s most vulnerable residents.
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Recidivism in PA, Other States Has Declined
The share of people who return to state prisons three years after being released in Pennsylvania and 22 other states dropped by nearly a quarter from 2005 through 2012. Here’s a look at what could be driving this.
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