Mapping the Measure of America

Measure of America

Measure of America is a project by the Social Science Research Council using the American Human Development Index, an alternative to GDP and other money metrics that measure how ordinary Americans are faring. The Index is comprised of health, education, and income indicators and allows for well-being rankings of the 50 states, 435 congressional districts, county groups within states, women and men, and racial and ethnic groups.

The sit is pretty easy-to-use but also provides methodologically sound tools for understanding the distribution of well-being and opportunity in the United States.

For more information, check out Measure of America.

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Juhi Mawla, Intern,