A Portrait of California goes beyond the state’s fiscal and budgetary woes to examine the well-being of its people using the American Human Development Index, a measure based on official government data in health, education, and living standards. This timely report introduces the 'Five Californias’ to highlight the varied opportunities open to differing segments of the population, and provides close-up snapshots of major metro areas. The report also ranks native-born and foreign-born residents for each major ethnic group, as well as all 233 Census neighborhoods in the state. Read the Media Release | Comunicado de prensa Create Maps for over 100 indicators Conclusion Download Data Set Donors and Advisory Panel
High School Graduation in New York City: Is Neighborhood Still Destiny? (2016)
Opportunity Nation commissioned Measure of America to explore which factors, beyond wages, influence economic opportunity and long-term economic security for retail workers and the communities in which they live. The resulting paper, "Retail and Opportunity", was an input to an Opportunity Nation issue brief called "RETAIL’S OPPORTUNITY: Exploring the Industry’s Impact on People and Places". Past research on workers in the retail sector showed that individuals face many obstacles on the path to economic success. This research investigated how retail employment relates to broader community conditions and individual-level characteristics with the aim to answer three questions.
Impact of the US Housing Crisis on the Racial Wealth Gap Across Generations