HALVE THE GAP BY 2030
An astonishing one in seven teens and young adults is not in school and not working. And youth disconnection rates in some neighborhoods are higher still—one in three young people is adrift. Ambitious, time-bound targets are needed to spur action and accountability. Read the report here.
HALVE THE GAP BY 2030
The Measure of America 2013–2014
Launching June 19, 2013
Over the last half-century, the United States GDP has grown nearly 400%. Has the average American’s well-being in terms of health, education, and income also quintupled? See the latest update to the American Human Development Index here.
STATE OF THE CONGRESS 2013
How representative are our representatives? A unique dataset compiled by Measure of America shows that members of the 113th Congress are far ahead of the average in earnings and education, but lag in life expectancy. Find out more here.
Youth Disconnection in New York City
Following our recent “One in Seven” research on disconnected youth, we have taken a closer look at the 55 Census-defined neighborhoods of NYC. Which neighborhoods in each borough are doing best? Which struggle the most with youth disconnection—young people ages 16 to 24 who are neither in school nor working? Find out here.
Opportunity Index 2012
How does your state or county measure up in terms of opportunity? Have things improved since last year? Take a look at the second annual Opportunity Index 2012, with rankings by state and county. Read more.
In the U.S. today, 5.8 million young people are neither in school nor working. Which city has the highest rate of youth disconnection? Does disconnection vary by race or ethnic group? And what can be done? Find out here.
ARE YOU MOVING THE NEEDLE?
What is the impact of your organization’s work? When your board or donors ask how your programs are changing lives for the better, can you answer them? We can help you move from anecdote to evidence with tailor-made performance metrics and analysis. Find out more on our services page.
Women are not a monolithic group, and this report explores how different women are faring in the country’s most populous metropolitan areas. How do metro areas stack up when it comes to women’s choices, opportunities, and overall well-being? Find out the results.