Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Measure of America - Interactive Map

The Measure of America 2013–2014

"In the era of “big data,” it would seem that policymakers and regular people alike would have the information they need at their fingertips to understand their world and make it better. Unfortunately, that’s far from the case. Though we know the country’s gross domestic product quarterly, its retail sales monthly, and stock market numbers minute-by-minute, we rarely hear statistics on our country’s people.
How long can a baby born today in Missouri, New Mexico, or Minnesota expect to live? What proportion of adults have completed high school in Houston as compared to Dallas? What wages and salaries are typical of Latinos in the United States, and how do they compare to those of whites or African Americans?"
Measure of America
- A Project of the Social Science Research Council

The Measure of America 2013–2014

Chock full of infographics and interactive maps, this site is a project of the Social Science Research Council. Its mission is to use data points to measure American's well-being and access to opportunity. The third volume in the Measure of America series measures well-being in three vital areas—health, education, and earnings.

Interactive Map

Ever wondered how your state or congressional district stacks up compared with your neighbors on life expectancy, preschool enrollment, earnings or dozens of other indicators?  Create customized maps >

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