It seems like a logical approach to tackling tough social problems: coordinate across agencies, pool funds, and take aim at the issues from all angles. In practice, that rarely happens, but not for want of trying. Read more
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Metropolitan Statistical Areas, or MSA’s, is a term often used when describing data geography. MSA’s are defined as: Geographic entities delineated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for use by Federal statistical agencies in collecting, tabulating, and publishing Federal statistics. A MSA contains a core urban area of 50,000 or more population. Each … Read more
Guest Voice by Sarah Gillespie and Mary Bogle from the Urban Institute. President Obama has said it many times: a child’s course in life should not be determined by the zip code in which he or she is born. In keeping with that philosophy, the Obama administration has invested millions of federal dollars in initiatives … Read more
This article was originally written by John R. Platt and is published in Take Part. The original article can be found here. Around the world, vital wetlands are being destroyed. Researchers recently estimated that the planet has lost at least 54 percent and as much as 87 percent of these important habitats globally since 1700. As … Read more
This article was written by Andrew W. Hait and comes from the U.S. Census Blog. The original article can be found here. We’ve all heard about the importance of small businesses to the U.S. economy, but have you ever wondered what “small” means? Is it a business with a few employees, or is it based on … Read more
September is Healthy Aging Month. To help raise awareness we are featuring a two part series that focuses on the unique challenges aging adults in the US face and initiatives that support them in living healthy, active lives. One in three Americans is 50 years old or older; by 2030 one in five Americans will … Read more
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