by Dr. Jamie Lynch, Associate Professor of Sociology and Executive Director of the Strategic Research Institute St. Norbert College and Envision board member
The 2020 census brings new data to old stories of diversity and growth in Brown County. It’s still early, and more information will continue to become available, but here are four data points likely to shape the future of greater Green Bay.
Written by Heidi Selberg and Judy Nagel, with thanks to Dave Wegge and Jamie Lynch.
One can identify key signals for upward mobility – “The American Dream” – by comparing the Greater Green Bay area to the rest of Wisconsin and to the United States as a whole and also by comparing it to other industrialized countries. While self-determination has, historically, predicted upward mobility in the U.S., an emerging theory suggests that social supports are also clear signals of such success. Countries with more positive rankings, though, sometimes take unique approaches that are also worth studying. Here we present our key findings on the status of upward mobility in our area.
[Link to full Upward Mobility Article and Upward Mobility Power Point]
Written by Devon Christianson and Others
Poverty in the Green Bay area has worsened since our 2007 report, but the infrastructure that deals with it has improved. [Click Poverty in Brown County Progress Report (2015) to read the full report.]