A Portrait Of California 2014-2015: California Human Development Report
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November 29, 2014

A Portrait Of California 2014-2015: California Human Development Report

Kristen Lewis;Sarah Burd-Sharps

Measure of America of the Social Science Research Council

This report takes a dramatically different approach to assessing the state's performance. Instead of relying on traditional economic analysis, Measure of America's A Portrait of California uses the human development approach to tell us how people are doing. Three dimensions -- a long and healthy life, access to knowledge, and a decent standard of living -- are examined in detail and presented along a simple ten-point scale: the American Human Development (HD) Index. A Portrait of California brings together data, innovative analysis, and the American HD Index methodology to enable "apples-to-apples" comparisons of California's counties, major cities, 265 Census Bureau -- defined areas, women and men, and racial and ethnic groups. It provides a gauge of how different groups of Californians are doing in comparison to one another and a benchmark for tracking progress over time.

Geographic Focus North America / United States (Western) / California

Issues Education and Literacy
Employment and Labor

Funders Blue Shield of California Foundation
California Community Foundation
California Endowment
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Humantific For Good
James Irvine Foundation
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
United Ways of California
Weingart Foundation