Research Publications


2014 Financial Education Report

A Review of Financial Education Practices in the United States & Observations on Applications to Immigrant Markets for Financial Services

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Population & Demographic

Retaining Recent College Graduates in Boston: Is There a Brain Drain?

This report was produced by the BRA Research Division in collaboration with the UMass Donahue Institute and attempts to reframe a long-running debate about the Boston metro area's ability to retain the college and university graduates it produces annually. 

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Economy & Jobs

Hotels in Boston

This report provides information on Boston's hotel industry, growth, and overall economic impact. It details occupancy rates, hotel distribution by neighborhood, and more.

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Foreign Born

New Bostonians 2013-2014

This Power Point presentation provides demographic and economic data on Boston's foreign-born population. It includes details on race, countries of origin, languages spoken at home, education attainment, income and more.

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Boston in Context: Neighborhoods

This publication compares Boston and its neighborhoods to the U.S. and Massachusetts on several demographic, economic and housing characteristics. This report uses a combination of 2010 Census data and 2007-2011 American Community Survey data.

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Population & Demographic

Measuring Diversity in a Changing City

This publication expands the concept of "diversity" to include income, age, language, educational attainment, and place of birth.  We compared Boston in 2000 and 2010 to understand how diversity has shifted over the last 10 years in the city and its neighborhoods.

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