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Measure of America American Human Development Report, 2008-2009

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ISBN-10: 023115495X

ISBN-13: 9780231154956

Edition: 2008

Authors: Sarah Burd-Sharps, Kristen Lewis, Eduardo Borges Martins, William H. Draper, Amartya Sen

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The Measure of Americais the first-ever human development report for a wealthy, developed nation. It introduces the American Human Development Index, which provides a single measure of well-being for all Americans, disaggregated by state and congressional district, as well as by gender, race, and ethnicity. The Index rankings of the 50 states and 436 congressional districts reveal huge disparities in the health, education, and living standards of different groups. Clear, precise, objective, and authoritative, this report will become the basis for all serious discussions concerning the realization of a fair, just, and globally competitive American society.
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 7/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Sarah Burd-Sharps is the co-director of the American Human Development Project and co-author of The Measure of America: American Human Development Report 2008-2009 . She worked on human development issues for over twenty years, at both the global level and in communities in over 40 developing nations. She served as the deputy director of the United Nations Development Program’s Human Development Report Office until September 2006.

Kristen Lewis is the co-director of the American Human Development Project and co-author of The Measure of America: American Human Development Report 2008-2009 . She has worked on human development issues for over twenty years, at both the global level and in communities in over 40 developing nations. She was a lead author of the water and sanitation report of the UN Millennium Project, led by Jeffrey Sachs, and writes extensively on development, gender, and the environment.

Sarah Burd-Sharps served as the deputy director of UNDP's Human Development Report Office until September 2006.Kristen Lewis was a lead author of the water and sanitation report of the U.N. Millennium Project, led by Jeffrey Sachs, and writes extensively on development, gender, and the environment.Eduardo Borges Martins was the chief statistician in the creation of the Human Development Index for Brazil's municipalities.The American Human Development Project is an independent, non-profit initiative of Oxfam America, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council, with additional support from the Annenberg Foundation.

Boxes, Figures, Maps, and Tables
Foreword
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Executive Summary
Understanding Human Development
Introduction
Shared Aspirations and Values: The American Dream
Capabilities in the United States
Human Poverty
Human Security
Measuring Human Development
What the American Human Development Index Reveals
Introduction
Historical Trends: Forty-five Years of Human Development Progress
Presenting the American Human Development Index
The Building Blocks of the HD Index
A Long and Healthy Life
Introduction
What Does the HD Index Show?
The Many Determinants of Good Health
Leading Causes of Death
Essential Conditions for Good Health
Health Insurance: The Policy That Unlocks Many Doors
Conclusion
Access to Knowledge
Introduction
What Does the HD Index Show?
How We Fare Internationally
The Knowledge Journey
Conclusion
A Decent Standard of Living
Introduction
What Does the HD Index Show?
Trends in U.S. Income and Wealth
Factors That Fuel Growth in Earnings Inequality
Conclusion
8-Point Human Development Agenda
Introduction
For a Long and Healthy Life
For Access to Knowledge
For a Decent Standard of Living
To Raise the American Index for States and People Left Behind
Human Development Indicators
American Human Development Index Indicator Tables
U.S. Indicator Tables
OECD Indicator Tables
References
Methodological Notes
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index to Indicators
Maps At-A-Glance