Stimulating Human Development Research


Measure of America’s work aims to broaden understanding of human development and well-being in America. Our work has been cited in over 60 scholarly articles and books, a partial selection of which are below:

  1. Albisa, Cathy. “Drawing Lines in the Sand: Building Economic and Social Rights Norms in the United States.” In Human Rights in the United States: Beyond Exceptionalism, edited by Shareen Hertel and Kathryn Libal. Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  2. Allen, Bonnie, Barbara Bezdek, and John Jopling. “Community Recovery Lawyering: Hard-Learned Lessons from Post-Katrina Mississippi.” DePaul Journal for Social Justice 4 (2010): 97.
  3. Allen, Bonnie, and Estrus Tucker. “Circles of Learning in Mississippi: Community Recovery and Democracy Building.” New Directions for Teaching and Learning 2012, no. 130 (2012): 89–100.
  4. Arndt, Christian, and Jürgen Volkert. “The Capability Approach: A Framework for Official German Poverty and Wealth Reports.” Journal of Human Development and Capabilities 12, no. 3 (2011): 311–37.
  5. Benson, Janel. “Transition to Adulthood.” In Handbook of Child Well-Being, 1763–83. Springer, 2014.
  6. Bera, Risha, and Anna Hrybyk. “iWitness Pollution Map: Crowdsourcing Petrochemical Accident Research.” NEW SOLUTIONS: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy 23, no. 3 (2013): 521–33.
  7. Bertrand, Jane T., Erica Dudas, Melissa B. Goldin, and Cathi Fontenot. “Providing Healthcare to New Orleans’ Heart and Soul: The Musicians.” Arts & Health 6, no. 2 (2014): 176–83.
  8. Biddle, Bruce J. “Poverty in Schools and Educational Failure.” In The Unacknowledged Disaster, 177–228. SensePublishers, 2014.
  9. Blanke, Andy S., and Norman Walzer. “Measuring Community Development: What Have We Learned?” Community Development 44, no. 5 (2013): 534–50.
  10. Braithwaite, Ronald L., Sandra E. Taylor, and Henrie M. Treadwell. Health Issues in the Black Community. John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
  11. Brewer, Hannah J., Keri S. Kulik, Linda Klingaman, Sharon Deutschlander, and Christine Black. “Teenagers’ Use of Tobacco and Their Perceptions of Tobacco Control Initiatives.” Journal of Drug Education 42, no. 3 (2012): 255–66.
  12. Brewer, Hannah, and Sue Rieg. “Preschool Staff Members’ Perceptions of the Implementation of a Grant-Funded Intervention Program Designed to Combat Childhood Obesity: A Phenomenological Approach.” Education 134, no. 2 (2013): 255–65.
  13. Brinkman, Richard L., and June E. Brinkman. “GDP as a Measure of Progress and Human Development: A Process of Conceptual Evolution.” Journal of Economic Issues 45, no. 2 (2011): 447–56.
  14. Burnett, Joanne. “Two Case Studies of Secondary Language Teaching: A Critical Look at the Intersection of Management and the Local and Social Realities That Shape Our Classrooms.” The Modern Language Journal 95, no. s1 (2011): 4–26.
  15. Centeno, Miguel A., and Joseph N. Cohen. “The Arc of Neoliberalism.” Annual Review of Sociology 38 (2012): 317–40.
  16. Cutter, Susan, Christopher T. Emrich, Jerry T. Mitchell, Walter W. Piegorsch, Mark M. Smith, and Lynn Weber. Hurricane Katrina and the Forgotten Coast of Mississippi. Cambridge University Press, 2014.
  17. De la Torre, Adela. “Benevolent Paradox: Integrating Community-Based Empowerment and Transdisciplinary Research Approaches Into Traditional Frameworks to Increase Funding and Long-Term Sustainability of Chicano-Community Research Programs.” Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2014.
  18. Dervis, Kemal, and Jeni Klugman. “Measuring Human Progress: The Contribution of the Human Development Index and Related Indices.” Revue D’économie Politique 121, no. 1 (2011): 73–92.
  19. Fernandes, Heitor BF, and Michael A. Woodley. “Strategic Differentiation and Integration Among the 50 States of the USA.” Personality and Individual Differences 55, no. 8 (2013): 1000–1002.
  20. Forgeard, Marie JC, Eranda Jayawickreme, Margaret L. Kern, and Martin EP Seligman. “Doing the Right Thing: Measuring Wellbeing for Public Policy.” International Journal of Wellbeing 1, no. 1 (2011).
  21. Fremstad, Shawn. A Modern Framework for Measuring Poverty and Basic Economic Security. Washington, D.C.: Center for Economic and Policy Research, 2010.
  22. Friedland, Lewis A., Hernando Rojas, and Leticia Bode. “Consuming Ourselves to Dearth: Escalating Inequality and Public Opinion.” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 644, no. 1 (2012): 280–93.
  23. Galster, George, Anna Maria Santiago, and Jessica Lucero. “Adrift at the Margins of Urban Society What Role Does Neighborhood Play?” Urban Affairs Review, 2014.
  24. Gratz, Kim L., Robert D. Latzman, John Young, Laurie J. Heiden, John Damon, Terry Hight, and Matthew T. Tull. “Deliberate Self-Harm Among Underserved Adolescents: The Moderating Roles of Gender, Race, and School-Level and Association with Borderline Personality Features.” Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment 3, no. 1 (2012): 39.
  25. Herrero, Carmen, Ricardo Martínez, and Antonio Villar. “A Newer Human Development Index.” Journal of Human Development and Capabilities 13, no. 2 (2012): 247–68.
  26. ———. Improving the Measurement of Human Development. United Nations Development Programme, 2010.
  27. Hofrichter, Richard. Tackling Health Inequities Through Public Health Practice: Theory to Action. Edited by Richard Hofrichter and Rajiv Bhatia. Oxford University Press, 2010.
  28. Hotez, Peter J. “America’s Most Distressed Areas and Their Neglected Infections: The United States Gulf Coast and the District of Columbia.” PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 5, no. 3 (2011).
  29. Hu, Qi-Da, Qi Zhang, Wei Chen, Xue-Li Bai, and Ting-Bo Liang. “Human Development Index Is Associated with Mortality-to-Incidence Ratios of Gastrointestinal Cancers.” World Journal of Gastroenterology 19, no. 32 (2013): 5261.
  30. Huang, Hellen Y., Wei Yang, and Stanley T. Omaye. “Intimate Partner Violence, Depression and Overweight/obesity.” Aggression and Violent Behavior 16, no. 2 (2011): 108–14.
  31. Latzman, Robert D., Kim L. Gratz, John Young, Laurie J. Heiden, John D. Damon, and Terry L. Hight. “Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behaviors Among Youth in an Underserved Area of the Southern United States: Exploring the Moderating Roles of Gender, Racial/ethnic Background, and School-Level.” Journal of Youth and Adolescence 39, no. 3 (2010): 270–80.
  32. Latzman, Robert D., James A. Naifeh, David Watson, Jatin G. Vaidya, Laurie J. Heiden, John D. Damon, Terry L. Hight, and John Young. “Racial Differences in Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression Among Three Cohorts of Students in the Southern United States.” Psychiatry: Interpersonal & Biological Processes 74, no. 4 (2011): 332–48.
  33. Levine, Arielle S., and Laurie S. Richmond. “Examining Enabling Conditions for Community-Based Fisheries Comanagement: Comparing Efforts in Hawai ‘i and American Samoa.” Ecology and Society 19, no. 1 (2014): 24.
  34. Libal, Kathryn, and Shareen Hertel. “Paradoxes and Possibilities: Domestic Human Rights Policy in Context.” In Human Rights in the United States: Beyond Exceptionalism, edited by Kathryn Libal and Shareen Hertel, 1–22, 2011.
  35. Lowe, Jeffrey S., and Todd C. Shaw. “After Katrina: Racial Regimes and Human Development Barriers in the Gulf Coast Region.” American Quarterly 61, no. 3 (2009): 803–27.
  36. Maru, Yiheyis T., Cameron S. Fletcher, and Vanessa H. Chewings. “A Synthesis of Current Approaches to Traps Is Useful but Needs Rethinking for Indigenous Disadvantage and Poverty Research.” Ecology and Society 17, no. 2 (2012): 7.
  37. Michelle, Carolyn. “Co-Constructions of Gender and Ethnicity in New Zealand Television Advertising.” Sex Roles 66, no. 1–2 (2012): 21–37.
  38. Minujin, Alberto, and Shailen Nandy. Global Child Poverty and Well-Being: Measurement, Concepts, Policy and Action. Policy Press, 2012.
  39. Mitchem, Stephanie Y. “The Gendered Politics of Religious Intimacies.” In Religion, Gender, and the Public Sphere, edited by Niamh Reilly and Stacey Scriver, 97. New York; Oxon: Routledge, 2014.
  40. Morgan, Craig, Dinesh Bhugra, and Kim Hopper, eds. “Taking Inequality’s Measure: Poverty, Displacement, Unemployment, and Mental Health.” In Principles of Social Psychiatry. John Wiley & Sons, 2010.
  41. Morgen, Sandra, Joan Acker, and Jill Weigt. Stretched Thin: Poor Families, Welfare Work, and Welfare Reform. Cornell University Press, 2013.
  42. Nayowith, Gail B. “Fact-Based Child Advocacy: The Convergence of Analysis, Practice, and Politics in New York City.” In From Child Welfare to Child Well-Being, edited by Sheila B. Kamerman, Shelley Phipps, and Asher Ben-Arieh, 1:81–100. Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research. Springer Netherlands, 2010.
  43. Nwokah, Eva, Hui-Chin Hsu, and Hope Gulker. “The Use of Play Materials in Early Intervention: The Dilemma of Poverty.” American Journal of Play 5, no. 2 (2013): 187–218.
  44. Perrons, Diane. “Regional Performance and Inequality: Linking Economic and Social Development Through a Capabilities Approach.” Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 2011.
  45. Phillips, Rhonda, HeeKyung Sung, and Andrea Whitsett. “State Level Applications: Developing a Policy Support and Public Awareness Indicator Project.” In Community Quality-of-Life Indicators: Best Cases VI, edited by M. Joseph Sirgy, Rhonda Phillips, and Don Rahtz, 99–117. Springer Netherlands, 2013.
  46. Randolph, Susan, Michelle Prairie, and John Stewart. “Monitoring State Fulfillment of Economic and Social Rights Obligations in the United States.” Human Rights Review 13, no. 2 (2012): 139–65.
  47. Rask, Kimberly J., Kenneth L. Brigham, and Michael ME Johns. “Integrating Comparative Effectiveness Research Programs Into Predictive Health: A Unique Role for Academic Health Centers.” Academic Medicine 86, no. 6 (2011): 718–23.
  48. Ray, Deepayan Basu. “Human Security and Healthcare in the USA.” In New Perspectives on Human Security, edited by Malcolm McIntosh and Alan Hunter, 60. Greenleaf Publishing, 2010.
  49. Schwandt, Thomas A., Miron L. Straf, and Kenneth Prewitt. Using Science as Evidence in Public Policy. National Academies Press, 2012.
  50. Sidaway, James D. “Geographies of Development: New Maps, New Visions?” The Professional Geographer 64, no. 1 (2012): 49–62.
  51. Silva, Rita, and Alexandra Ferreira-Lopes. “A Regional Development Index for Portugal.” Social Indicators Research, October 6, 2013, 1–31.
  52. Simms, Chris. “Inequalities in the American Health-Care System.” The Lancet 373, no. 9671 (2009): 1252.
  53. Singer, Merrill. “Down Cancer Alley: The Lived Experience of Health and Environmental Suffering in Louisiana’s Chemical Corridor.” Medical Anthropology Quarterly 25, no. 2 (2011): 141–63.
  54. Sirgy, M. Joseph. “Integrative Theories of QOL.” In The Psychology of Quality of Life, 50:529–53. Social Indicators Research Series. Springer Netherlands, 2012.
  55. Smith, Robert B. “Consolidations and Critiques.” In Multilevel Modeling of Social Problems, 383–97. Springer, 2011.
  56. Smith, William A., Man Hung, and Jeremy D. Franklin. “Racial Battle Fatigue and the Miseducation of Black Men: Racial Microaggressions, Societal Problems, and Environmental Stress.” The Journal of Negro Education 80, no. 1 (2011): 63–82.
  57. Song, Hyun-a, and Aaron Mann. “Building an Asset-Based Bridge to Higher Education: The American Savings for Personal Investment, Retirement, and Education Act of 2010.” Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment 23, no. 7 (2013): 849–61.
  58. Stoesz, David. “Paradigms of Anti-Poverty Policy.” In Financial Education and Capability: Research, Education, Policy, and Practice, edited by Julie Birkenmaier, Jami Curley, and Margaret Sherraden. Oxford University Press, 2013.
  59. Stutz, John. “Going for a Better Life.” In Innovations in Sustainable Consumption: New Economics, Socio-Technical Transitions and Social Practices, edited by Maurie J. Cohen, Halina Szejnwald Brown, and Philip Vergragt. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013.
  60. Thiry, Géraldine. “Beyond GDP: Conceptual Grounds of Quantification. The Case of the Index of Economic Well-Being (IEWB).” Social Indicators Research, May 18, 2014, 1–31.
  61. Triggle, David J. “Pharmaceuticals in Society.” In Green and Sustainable Pharmacy, edited by Klaus Kümmerer and Maximilian Hempel, 23–35. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2010.
  62. Volkert, Juergen HW, and Friedrich Schneider. The Application of the Capability Approach to High-Income OECD Countries: A Preliminary Survey. Munich: CESifo Group, 2011.
  63. Volkert, Jürgen, and Frederich Schneider. “A Literature Survey of Disaggregating General Wellbeing: Empirical Capability Approach Assessments of Young and Old Generations in Affluent Countries.” Sociology Study 2, no. 6 (2012): 397–416.
  64. Walton, Shana, and Barbara Carpenter. Ethnic Heritage in Mississippi, the Twentieth Century. University Press of Mississippi, 2012.