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Portrait of Louisiana 2020



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Our long time collaborator Measure of America is launching its just completed Portrait of Louisiana 2020, Human Development in an Age of Uncertainty. 


"A Portrait of Louisiana 2020, is the latest human development report by Measure of America, a program of the Social Science Research Council, presented in partnership with the Louisiana Budget Project and the LSU Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs!"


"A Portrait of Louisiana 2020 uses the human development approach and the American Human Development Index to explore well-being and access to opportunity among different groups of Louisianans. It examines a range of critical issues, including health, education, living standards, incarceration, youth disconnection, residential segregation, and inequality. And it makes recommendations about how to expand people’s opportunities, build greater human security, and help communities recover from the Covid-19 pandemic."


"The American Human Development Index (HDI), a supplement to the gross domestic product and other money metrics, tells the story of how ordinary people are doing. The index is based on the Human Development Index developed by the United Nations, the gold standard for measuring the well-being of people in every nation."


"This report presents HDI scores for the state as a whole as well as by gender, by race and ethnicity, and by parish. It also contains close-ups on four urban areas: Shreveport, Monroe, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans. In addition to the index, this report has a special focus on children and youth and includes a child and youth well-being dashboard that brings together available data on children and young people in a number of key areas."


KEY REPORT FINDINGS See Here:


Measure of America Mission:


"Our mission is to provide easy-to-use yet methodologically sound tools for understanding well-being and opportunity in America and to stimulate fact-based dialogue about the issues we all care about."

Download the Portrait of Louisiana 2020 report here:


Humantific has been collaborating with Measure of America for a decade!


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