The SPM takes a broader, far more illuminating view of poverty than the traditional poverty measure does. But at the end of the day, a broader definition of poverty is still needed.
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NEW YORK -- As of Friday morning, every state and nearly every county in the U.S. has been given an "opportunity score" to determine where in the coun...
Poverty kills. Addressing the underlying social and economic conditions that breed poverty and ill health -- in other words, better policy, not better medicine -- is the solution.
It's no surprise that GDP is no longer the first place economists, policymakers, and individuals go to answer the question "how are people really doing?"
Wouldn't it be great if an objective, fact-based tool existed to identify the most strategic levers for change -- to help keep California from losing its edge? Such a tool now exists.
In 1999, the government launched Healthy People 2010, an ambitious project to narrow the disparities in health outcomes for different groups. But it failed. Now that health care reform has passed, it's time for Healthy People 2020.
The average life span for African-Americans living in New Orleans is nearly as low as average life expectancy in North Korea, according to A Portrait ...
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