News

April 2014

April 7th 2014
Read an interview with Measure of America codirector Kristen Lewis about data in the American Human Development Index relevant to Iowans in the Des Moines Register

March 2014

March 31st 2014
Measure of America codirector Kristen Lewis discussed the program's American Human Development Index, an alternative measure to GDP, with David Brancaccio on public radio's Marketplace [audio available] →

December 2013

December 5th 2013
Measure of America codirectors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis contributed the conclusion to Bread for the World’s 2014 Hunger Report: "Re-Engaging Americans in the Search for Lasting Solutions" [pdf] →

November 2013

November 22nd 2013
Measure of America codirectors Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps write for National Journal: "The Dismal Numbers Behind Disconnected Youth" →

October 2013

October 24th 2013
Just released: Halve the Gap by 2030: Youth Disconnection in America's Cities, a Measure of America follow-up report to last year's One in Seven

September 2013

September 4th 2013
Measure of America codirectors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis contributed a chapter titled "Well-Being in the Golden State: The Five Californias of the Human Development Index" to the third edition of Governing California: Politics, Government, and Public Policy in the Golden State (Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley, 2013) →

July 2013

July 12th 2013
Measure of America's A Portrait of California featured in NPR All Tech Considered article, "Closing the Tech Industry's Gender Gap Requires Better Data" →
July 10th 2013
Measure of America codirectors Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps write for the Huffington Post on the societal risks of ignoring non-income inequalities →
July 3rd 2013
The Seattle Times reports that Measure of America's American Human Development Index "is as close to a gold standard as we're likely to find" →

June 2013

June 24th 2013
The Measure of America 2013-2014 featured in the Baltimore Sun, with a focus on Maryland's ranking on the American Human Development Index →
June 21st 2013
"Americans Healthier, More Educated—and Poorer": Bloomberg reports on Measure of America findings →
June 21st 2013
American Public Media's Marketplace looks at the Measure of America program's American Human Development Index and presents data from their latest report, The Measure of America 2013-2014
June 20th 2013
Chelsea Clinton cites Measure of America's 2012 report One in Seven: Ranking Youth Disconnection in the 25 Largest Metro Areas in an article for the Huffington Post
June 20th 2013
"Well Being Rises in Every State but Michigan": the Wall Street Journal reports on Measure of America's analysis of human development in the United States since 2000 →
June 19th 2013
Just released: The Measure of America 2013–2014, the third national report from the Measure of America program, uses the American Human Development Index to assess the current state of health, education, and earnings across the United States →

March 2013

March 22nd 2013
"Am I Poor?": watch Measure of America codirector Kristen Lewis on a HuffPost Live panel about defining and measuring poverty →
March 1st 2013
Measure of America codirectors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis write op-ed for Stanford Social Innovation Review on "The State of America's Well-being" →

November 2012

November 27th 2012
Measure of America codirectors Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps outline the long-term economic savings that would result from investment in public infrastructure like prisoner education and emergency response systems in a commentary for Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity

October 2012

October 23rd 2012
Measure of America codirector Kristen Lewis describes the diminished economic security of middle-class American families for U.S. News and World Report

May 2010

May 7th 2010
Kristen Lewis & Sarah Burd-Sharps of SSRC’s American Human Development Project respond to David Brooks in the NY Times →