The Resource The social health of the nation : how America is really doing, Marc Miringoff, Marque-Luisa Miringoff ; contributing author Sandra Opdycke

The social health of the nation : how America is really doing, Marc Miringoff, Marque-Luisa Miringoff ; contributing author Sandra Opdycke

Label
The social health of the nation : how America is really doing
Title
The social health of the nation
Title remainder
how America is really doing
Statement of responsibility
Marc Miringoff, Marque-Luisa Miringoff ; contributing author Sandra Opdycke
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For the past twelve years, the annual release of the Index of Social Health has been a major event, cited in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other national media our most reliable barometer of progress in addressing America's social ills. Now, in The Social Health of the Nation, the Index for 1999-an invaluable fount of information-is available for the first time in book form. Rejecting the notion that the Dow Jones Industrial Averages and its ilk are the sole valid measures of progress in the United States, the authors offer a fuller and deeper view of our nation's quality of life, gathering together statistical information on such factors as the well-being of America's children and youth, the accessibility of health care, the quality of education, or the adequacy of housing. Readers will find solid information about drug abuse, children in poverty, life expectancy, homicides, and health insurance coverage. And we get these facts in context, so that we know where we are improving-for instance, poverty among the elderly, infant mortality, and the high school dropout rate have all declined.; Equally important, we discover where we are losing ground-suicide rates among the young are 40 percent higher than in 1970, for example, and income inequality is at its worst level in 50 years. Here then is the key to the true State of the Union. The first national survey in the U.S. to bring together varied aspects of social health, including education, work, family, medical care, American culture, and the arts, The Social Health of the Nation gives us a more finely focused picture of the national fabric-and reveals where that fabric needs mending
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
306.0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN59.2
LC item number
.M57 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The social health of the nation : how America is really doing, Marc Miringoff, Marque-Luisa Miringoff ; contributing author Sandra Opdycke
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Seeking the social side of the portrait. How are we doing? -- Part of a tradition -- Framing a social health perspective for the nation. There's something else out there -- Indicators of improving performance -- Indicators of worsening performance -- Indicators of shifting performance -- Judging the nation's social performance -- Pursuing a practical vision. Advancing the field -- The tasks of visibility: a new direction for social reporting
Control code
ocm71801551
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 245 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429404211
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b36396564
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)71801551
  • ebscoaca1280530790

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