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America's social health : putting social issues back on the public agenda

Author: Marque-Luisa Miringoff; Sandra Opdycke
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©2008.
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Calling for a fundamental change in the focus of public policy in America, this book paints a vivid portrait of the nation's social health. Miringoff and Opdycke clearly show that social progress has stalled and the country's energies need to be directed at critical domestic issues in the years ahead. The authors propose a new agenda for monitoring America's social well-being built around sixteen key indicators of  Read more...
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Miringoff, Marque-Luisa, 1947-
America's social health.
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©2008
(DLC) 2007023511
(OCoLC)144547856
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marque-Luisa Miringoff; Sandra Opdycke
ISBN: 9781317477020 1317477022
OCLC Number: 608208228
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (255 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
We can do better : toward a new public dialogue on social health --
Shaping everyday discourse : the news media and social issues --
Social reports : institutionalizing the reporting of social indicators --
Measuring social health : the Index of social health and the National Survey of Social Health --
Social indicators for children --
Social indicators for youth --
Social indicators for adults --
Social indicators for the elderly --
Social indicators for all ages --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Marque-Luisa Miringoff and Sandra Opdycke.
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