How using a Social Progress Index could boost quality of life in Philly


A Social Progress Index is measuring the quality of life for vulnerable populations through the use of an Equity Map. The detailed analysis looks beyond economic factors to weigh a multitude of factors such as opportunities, public safety, healthcare access, education, and traffic safety, and then uses the data to try and understand “how these indicators interact with each other.” The holistic measure of a community's wellbeing goes beyond economics to see how different places are fully utilizing the resources they do have, helping experts pinpoint success factors and solutions.

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