The City of Pittsburgh undertook the Pittsburgh Equity Indicators project in 2017 to assess annual progress toward equitable opportunities and outcomes for Pittsburghers of all races, genders, and incomes, and to inform the City’s investment decisions moving forward. Supported with funding and strategic guidance from the City University of New York Institute for State and Local Governance (CUNY ISLG), the research team led by the RAND Corporation developed a framework and associated indicators to measure equality in both outcomes and opportunities in Pittsburgh. The 2017 Equity Indicators report described the methods and results of the first round of Equity Indicators data analyses, and established a baseline against which progress can be assessed.
The release of the 2018 Pittsburgh Equity Indicators report in April 2019 enables the comparison of two years of data to measure change across a wide range of domains, topics, and indicators. The 2018 report represents a progress update on the indicators described in the 2017 baseline report, showing change over a one-year period. The report includes information on equality scores (1-100) at the city, domain, topic, and indicator levels of the framework for reporting years 2017 and 2018, as well as “change scores” between years