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

    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…

    Contributors Lewis, Kristen, Burd-Sharps, Sarah Read online Download PDF

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    A Portrait of California

    A Portrait of California goes beyond the state’s fiscal and budgetary woes to examine the well-being of its people using the American Human Development Index, a measure based on official government data in health, education, and living standards. This timely report introduces t…

    Contributors Burd-Sharps, Sarah, Lewis, Kristen Publisher Measure of America, 2011

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    A Portrait of California 2014–2015

    If California were a country, it would rank thirty-fourth in the world by population and eighth by the size of its economy—big enough for a seat at the G8. But that's not the whole story. Instead of relying only on economic analysis, Measure of America's A Portrait of Californi…

    Contributors Sarah Burd-Sharps (Editor), Kristen Lewis (Editor) Publisher Measure of America, 2014 Read online Download PDF

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    A Portrait of Louisiana

    Louisiana ranks 49th among U.S. states and Washington, D.C. on the American Human Development Index, with wide disparities within the state. This new study examines disparities by parish, race, and gender in Louisiana, and calls for action to address the acute human vulnerability…

    Contributors Burd-Sharps, Sarah, Lewis, Kristen, Martins, Eduardo Borges Publisher Measure of America, 2009 Read online Download PDF

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    A Portrait of Marin

    Some Marinites are enjoying extraordinarily high levels of well-being and access to opportunity, while others are experiencing levels of health, education, and standard of living that prevailed in the nation three decades ago. At the top of the rankings is Ross (HDI: 9.70), with…

    Contributors Burd-Sharps, Sarah, Lewis, Kristen Read online Download PDF

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    A Portrait of Mississippi

    Mississippi ranks last among U.S. states on the American Human Development Index. But some groups in the state enjoy well-being levels similar to those in top-ranked Connecticut, while others experience levels of human development of the average American nearly a half century ago…

    Contributors Burd-Sharps, Sarah, Lewis, Kristen, Martins, Eduardo Borges Publisher Measure of America, 2009 Read online Download PDF

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    A Portrait of Sonoma County

    A Portrait of Sonoma County is an in-depth look at how residents of Sonoma County are faring in three fundamental areas of life: health, access to knowledge, and living standards. Commissioned by the County of Sonoma Department of Health Services, the report draws attention to di…

    Contributors Burd-Sharps, Sarah, Lewis, Kristen Publisher Measure of America, 2014 Read online Download PDF

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    Common Good Forecaster

    Contributors Burd-Sharps, Sarah, Lewis, Kristen, Elder, Jeff, Martins, Eduardo Borges

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    Historical Report of Opportunity

    Historical Report of Opportunity, the first statistical measure of national and state opportunity levels in the United States over the past four decades, uses publicly available data to provide a holistic picture of how the climate for opportunity has changed in all fifty states…

    Publisher Measure of America, 2014 Read online Download PDF

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    The Measure of America 2010–2011: Mapping Risks and Resilience

    Whites in Washington, DC, live, on average, twelve years longer than African Americans in the same city. In the 2007–9 Great Recession, college graduates faced an un- and underemployment rate of one in ten; the rate for high school dropouts was greater than one in three. In…

    Contributors Lewis, Kristen, Burd-Sharps, Sarah Publisher NYU Press, 2010