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The Measure of America: American Human Development Report, 2008-2009

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"The Measure of America" is the first-ever human development report for a wealthy, developed nation. It introduces the American Human Development Index, which provides a single measure of well-being for all Americans, disaggregated by state and congressional district, as well as by gender, race, and ethnicity. The Index rankings of the 50 states and 436 congressional distr ...more
Hardcover, 245 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Columbia University Press (first published 2008)
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Brandon Peele
Nice synthesis of many key factors of the human experience. It has severe shortcomings, in that its scope was limited to the examination of census and economic data. What is needed is a more comprehensive approach examining values and beliefs. Economics, education, lifestyle, health, etc. are important inputs and applications feeding into the OS, but the OS also needs attention and work. The Cultural Creatives is a solid attempt at this and is a nice compliment to this book.

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Great resource for policymakers.
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