UW Eviction Study Reveals Gender and Racial Disparities

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A new University of Washington study of evictions around the state shows that more women are evicted than men, and in the state’s two most populous counties, eviction rates among black and Latinx adults are almost seven times higher than for white adults.

The disparities are among the findings in the Evictions Study, created by a team of UW researchers and led by Tim Thomas, former UW postdoctoral researcher (PhD Sociology, 2017) now at UC Berkeley. Based on eviction filings from each of Washington’s 39 counties, the report and its series of interactive maps illustrate where, and to whom, evictions hit hardest.

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