The American Human Development Index

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Kristen Lewis, co-director of the American Human Development Project and co-author of The Measure of America 2010-2011: Mapping Risks and Resilience, discusses the American Human Development Index and gives a breakdown of interesting facts on New York.

A breakdown by Congressional district is available from the group's interactive map, where zipcodes can be entered to find specific indicators.

Learn more about the Big Gaps in the Big Apple: Lessons from The Measure of America, November 17, 2010, 6:30 pm at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge.


Kristen Lewis

Comments [6]


God bless you sir!

Nov. 16 2010 11:28 AM

I agree with Tracy. There are significant populations of recent African and Caribbean immigrants in NYC and other areas of the country. So, it might be worth a closer look at these categories, when considering statistics for "African Americans". I believe there might be some valuable information there that is being lost when you neglect consideration of these recent immigrant populations.

Nov. 16 2010 11:07 AM

It would be interesting to see this mapping against some sort of tax index. I am interested both in total taxes, Taxes as a % of income, and real property taxes.

Nov. 16 2010 10:59 AM
john from office

Stop eating popeyes and KFC.

Read the death notices in the times. Many black artist and sports figures die in their 50's.

Nov. 16 2010 10:58 AM
Tracy from NYC

Could the differences in life expectancies for African Americans in different regions have something to do with who is counted as African American? We have many immigrants from the Caribbean in NYC that might change the numbers here.

Nov. 16 2010 10:53 AM

even cuba has a lower infant mortality than the good old USA.
americans die younger than EU citizens

Nov. 16 2010 10:52 AM

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