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Keep Disconnected Youth on Track for Their Sake and the Economy’s

We followed two groups of young people over time. Those in the first group either had a job or were in school at the time of the first survey, taken when they were in their late teens or early 20s; those in the second group were neither working nor in school at that time. The stark differences we found surprised us: The data essentially showed two futures unfolding, one for connected young people and another for disconnected young people. —  YouthToday.org January 9, 2019

Which Americans have improved their well-being most since 2008?

Latina women and Latino men experienced the biggest gains in well-being, according to the American Human Development Index from Brooklyn, N.Y.-based nonprofit Social Science Research Council’s Measure of America project. —  MarketWatch December 14, 2018

MEASURE OF AMERICA REPORTS AND INTERACTIVE TOOLS