Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mapping the Measure of America by the American Human Development Project


The American Human Development Project, an initiative of the Social Science Research Council, has built this asthetically stunning and interactive display of well-being in the United States. They are trying to push beyond using strictly economic and demographic data as measures of well-being to include concepts like; health, education, and income. While the vast majority of their data is at the state level, they do have statistics down to the granularity of congressional district and top 10 metro areas, as well. The interface they provide allows you to see the data in maps, charts, and tables. But if that isn't enough for you and you want to drill down into the details for yourself, they have an option to export the data directly from the maps themselves. Happy exploring!