December 1, 2007

Funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the project was devoted to monitoring the prevalence of societal distress in the U.S. and in specific states. The goal was to provide the public and policymakers with accurate statistics about the prevalence of societal distress so that decisions and priorities could be informed by the best facts. The project examined societal distress in five domains — food security, housing, health, education and income — and worked to make the information available to the public and policymakers. The goal was to clarify how many Americans experience hunger, precarious housing or homelessness, inadequate health and health care, inferior education and inadequate income/poverty. The project released data for the overall U.S. population and for important subgroups, such as children, minorities, and older adults. Analyses were also conducted for specific states of importance to the funder: Michigan, Mississippi, and New Mexico.

As part of this project, the following issue briefs address the prevalence of societal distress in the U.S. and in the states of Michigan, Mississippi, and New Mexico and cover five domains - food security, housing, health, education, and income.

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Food security U.S. Food Security in the U.S. May 2011
Food Security in the U.S. October 2010
Food Security in the U.S. August 2009
Michigan Food Security in Michigan August 2009
Mississippi Food Security in Mississippi September 2009
New Mexico Food Security in New Mexico March 2010
Housing U.S. Housing in the U.S. January 2011
Housing in the U.S. August 2009
Michigan Housing in Michigan December 2010
Mississippi Housing in Mississippi December 2010
New Mexico Housing in New Mexico December 2010
Health U.S. Health in the U.S. May 2011
Health in the U.S. January 2010
Michigan Health in Michigan December 2010
Mississippi Health in Mississippi December 2010
New Mexico Health in New Mexico December 2010
Education U.S. Education in the U.S. May 2011
Education in the U.S. October 2010
Michigan Education in Michigan May 2011
Education in Michigan November 2010
Mississippi Education in Mississippi May 2011
Education in Mississippi November 2010
New Mexico Education in New Mexico May 2011
Education in New Mexico November 2010
Income U.S. Income in the U.S. October 2010
Michigan Income in Michigan December 2010
Mississippi Income in Mississippi December 2010
New Mexico Income in New Mexico December 2010
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