How to Index a City's Distress

How to Index a City's Distress

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The Distress Index uses data from eleven indicators – from areas that include finance, employment, social programs, charities and housing - to create a comprehensive picture of the local economy. It creates a blueprint for journalists, researchers and policy makers who seek to replicate it in their own city. Aaron Glantz discusses how the Index came about and what it really means.


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