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The aim of this index is to examine the conditions of economic hardship within Chicago community areas. Economic hardship is the difficulty resulting from not having enough collective economic resources available to families in a specified area.
Indicators of economic hardship have been developed into an index to measure the economic conditions of Chicago Community Areas. This economic hardship index utilizes multiple indicators to provide a more comprehensive view of economic hardship than single indicators. Utilizing American Community Survey data, this fact sheet contains economic hardship index values for Chicago Community Areas