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File #: 15-3362    Version: 1 Name: ESTABLISHING THE COMMISSION ON COOK COUNTY YOUTH
Type: Ordinance Status: Approved
File created: 5/13/2015 In control: Human Relations Committee
On agenda: 5/20/2015 Final action: 7/1/2015
Title: PROPOSED ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE COMMISSION ON COOK COUNTY YOUTH WHEREAS, there are approximately 1.2 million children residing in Cook County; and WHEREAS, in 2014 Raj Chetty, Professor of Economics at Harvard University, and Nathaniel Hendren, Assistant Professor of Economics at Harvard University completed a comprehensive "Equality of Opportunity" study of the Causal Effects of Growing Up in Each of the 100 Largest Counties in the United States on Household Income, with household income at age 26 being a key indicator of a socially, economically, and educationally successful childhood; and WHEREAS, the above-referenced "Equality of Opportunity Study," applying the above criteria ranked DuPage County number one (1) in the United States in terms of successful childhood outcomes; and WHEREAS, the same study of the 100 Largest Counties in the United States ranked Cook County number ninety six (96); and WHEREAS, the same study of the 100 Largest Counties in the Unite...
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PROPOSED ORDINANCE

ESTABLISHING THE COMMISSION ON COOK COUNTY YOUTH

WHEREAS, there are approximately 1.2 million children residing in Cook County; and

WHEREAS, in 2014 Raj Chetty, Professor of Economics at Harvard University, and Nathaniel Hendren, Assistant Professor of Economics at Harvard University completed a comprehensive "Equality of Opportunity" study of the Causal Effects of Growing Up in Each of the 100 Largest Counties in the United States on Household Income, with household income at age 26 being a key indicator of a socially, economically, and educationally successful childhood; and

WHEREAS, the above-referenced "Equality of Opportunity Study," applying the above criteria ranked DuPage County number one (1) in the United States in terms of successful childhood outcomes; and

WHEREAS, the same study of the 100 Largest Counties in the United States ranked Cook County number ninety six (96); and

WHEREAS, the same study of the 100 Largest Counties in the United States ranked Baltimore City number one hundred (100); and

WHEREAS, the same study of the 100 Largest Counties in the United States and their ultimate impact on the success of the children that grow up in each of those counties further illustrates that every year a poor child spends in DuPage County adds about $200 dollars to his or her annual household income at age 26; and

WHEREAS, the same study of the 100 Largest Counties in the United States and their ultimate impact on the success of the children that grow up in each of those counties further illustrates that children who move from Cook County to DuPage County at an early age are less likely to become single parents, more likely to go to college, and more likely to earn more money; and

WHEREAS, a report issued by Drexel University's Center for Labor Markets and Policy in January 2015 found an unemployment rate among African American male teens in the City of Chicago of 91%; and

WHEREAS, a report issued by t...

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