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For the United Nations Sustainable Cities Initiative, Goal #10 is reduced inequalities.

For Baltimore, the indicators identified by the University of Baltimore to date for this goal are as follows:

Percent Children Living in Poverty, Disaggregated by Race

Children are the future of Baltimore. Children living at or below the federal poverty line have limited access to resources that can ensure healthy life outcomes.



Percent Residents Living in Food Deserts, Disaggregated by Race

Access to adequate nutrition is crucial. People living in food deserts do not have consistent access to affordable, healthy food.


Infant Mortality Rates per 1,000 Residents, Disaggregated by Race

Infant death is a measure of the health and well-being of children and the overall health of a community. It reflects the status of maternal health, the accessibility and quality of primary health care, and the availability of supportive services in the community. Infant mortality rates vary substantially among racial and ethnic groups; the rate continues to be higher for African American infants than for white infants.




Percent Students Demonstrating Readiness on the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment, Disaggregated by Race

The Kindergarten Readiness Assessment measures skills across four domains of learning—Language/Literacy, Mathematics, Social Foundations, and Physical Development.




Percent Students Reaching Advanced or Proficient Levels on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in Reading at Grade 4, Disaggregated by Race

Reading proficiency by the end of grade 3 is essential for a student's continued learning, marking the transition between learning how to read and reading in order to learn.






Percent Firms Owned by Minorities

Higher numbers of minority owned businesses indicate a higher level of opportunity and agency for people of color.



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Goal 10 Global Targets

10.1 By 2030 progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40% of the population at a rate higher than the national average.

10.2 By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.

10.3 Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard.10.4 Adopt policies, especially fiscal, wage and social protection policies, and progressively achieve greater equality.

10.7 Facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies.

Learn more about this goal via the United Nations.

Last Published 2/24/17