A Century Apart: New Measures of Well-being for U.S. Racial and Ethnic Groups

Lewis, Kristen and Burd-Sharps, Sarah

Our national conversation about race tends to take place in black and white, yet the greatest disparities in human well-being to be found in the U.S. are between Asian Americans in New Jersey and Native Americans in South Dakota. An entire century of human progress separates the worst-off from the best-off groups within the U.S., according to the latest update of the American Human Development (HD) Index.

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