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An interactive exploration of the geography of prosperity

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 13:05
Individual Author: 
Nunn, Ryan
Parsons, Jana
Shambaugh, Jay
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Washington, D.C.
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Thursday, February 28, 2019

A new Hamilton Project interactive map, based on work from a recent Hamilton Project paper (The Geography of Prosperity), enables users to explore—down to the state and county level—where and how places are struggling or thriving throughout the United States. The Hamilton Project’s Vitality Index is a measure of a place’s economic and social wellbeing. It combines a county’s median household income, poverty rate, unemployment rate, prime-age employment rate, life expectancy, and housing vacancy rate. (Edited author introduction)


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