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From the Publisher“A comprehensive study of the basic features of human development in the United States seen in a global context.”
-Amartya Sen,Nobel-prize winning economist and professor, Harvard University
"The Measure of America 2010-2011: Mapping Risks and Resilience, assesses how people are doing in terms of health, education levels and standards of living for the 50 states and 436 congressional districts, using data from government organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "
-Emily Rueb,The New York Times
"The American Human Development Project has created an incredible interactive map showing health, education, and income state by state." -Andrew Sullivan,The Atlantic
“Bravo to the American Human Development team for another breakthrough volume. The Measure of America 2010–2011 could not be more timely.”
-Jeffrey D. Sachs,Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University
"If you want to see your country for real, take a look at The Measure of America, a website and book about how we’re doing. The project tracks what it calls the Human Development Index, factoring in health and education and standard living." -Laura Conaway,The Maddow Blog
"The Measure of America's interactive map is a cool way to look at how your state stacks up."
-Mary Forgione,Los Angeles Times
"This book is an essential reference for those working in urban and social geography with extensions to policy and planning at local, regional and global scales."-Shivanand Balram and Krystal-Lynn Dean,Urban Studies Journal Limited
"If you want to spend the next few hours staring at maps of various social indicators, from the broad like income and health, to the narrow like do diabetes rates and voter turnout correlate, head on over to the American Human Development Project’s 'Mapping the Measure of America'.” -JJ Sutherland,NPR