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Sarah Burd-Sharps

Alongside Kristen Lewis, Sarah Burd-Sharps is the Co-Director and Co-Founder of Measure of America. Together they are co-authors of two volumes of The Measure of America (Columbia University Press, 2008 and NYU Press, 2010) as well as state- and county-level well-being reports for California, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Marin and Sonoma Counties. Prior to Measure of America, Sarah worked for the United Nations for over two decades, with a focus on economic empowerment, democratic governance, and gender equality. She contributes regularly to media outlets, with articles published in The Nation, Huffington Post, and Stanford Social Innovation Review, among others, and their research has been cited by The New York Times, Forbes, The Atlantic, Washington Post, NPR, Slate, and the Freakonomics blog.

Posts by Sarah Burd-Sharps

Closing The Data Loop

  Measure of America has developed an index made up of health, education, and income indicators that measures well-being and access to opportunity in communities across the U.S. It goes beyond money metrics like Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to look at reality for everyday people. This American Human Development (HD) Index, presented along a simple […]

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