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] →
March 6th 2014
Measure of America codirector Sarah Burd-Sharps participated in an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development workshop in Morelos, Mexico, aimed at developing a well-being index to serve as a basis for evaluating public policies in the state [in Spanish] →

February 2014

February 21st 2014
Measure of America research applied by CNNMoney for a close look at "Where the Middle Class Thrives" →
February 7th 2014
Register for a federal Office of Minority Health webinar on "Building Community Capacity to Use Index Data," with a presentation by Measure of America codirector Sarah Burd-Sharps (to be held February 11) →
February 5th 2014
Measure of America data and maps employed in an analysis by the Atlantic: "What Country Does Your State's Life Expectancy Resemble?" →

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] →
December 3rd 2013
Register for a federal Office of Minority Health webinar on "Building Community Capacity to Use Index Data," with a presentation of Measure of America index tools by program codirector Sarah Burd-Sharps (to be held December 19) →

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" →
November 15th 2013
New report from Measure of America and Opportunity Nation cited in the Chronicle of Higher Education: "'Opportunity Index' Spots Failures in Education and Employment" →
November 7th 2013
Measure of America codirector Sarah Burd-Sharps appears in a US News & World Report story on youth disconnection →
November 4th 2013
Measure of America codirector Sarah Burd-Sharps was a panelist at National Agenda 2013: Delaware and the Nation, a program of the University of Delaware's Center for Political Communication →
November 4th 2013
Measure of America's interactive map of its American Human Development Index named Chart of the Week by Pew Research Center →
November 1st 2013
Read the October issue of the Council Update, featuring new research from Measure of America and suggested reading from our forums →

October 2013

October 31st 2013
Measure of America codirector Sarah Burd-Sharps spoke with John Hockenberry about the shifting demographics of US cities on WNYC and Public Radio International's the Takeaway
October 28th 2013
Charles Blow cites Measure of America study Halve the Gap in a New York Times op-ed on the growing imbalance of both wealth and opportunity in America →
October 25th 2013
New issue of Washington Monthly features a cover package of stories produced in partnership with Measure of America: "Where Is Opportunity in America?" →
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
October 21st 2013
Measure of America and Opportunity Nation release the 2013 Opportunity Index, with rankings by state and county →

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) →