Addendum to Cultures of the States: Statistical Information About Each of the 50 States for Lawmakers, Students, Teachers, and Interested Citizens
Publication date: February 2006
Digital Book format: PDF (DRM-Free)
Addendum to Cultures of the States: Statistical Information About Each of the 50 States for Lawmakers, Students, Teachers, and Interested Citizens is a supplement to Cultures of the States: A Handbook on the Effectiveness of State Governments that was published by Scarecrow Press, Inc., Lanham, Maryland, and Oxford in 2003. Addendum includes approximately 600 new tables, in addition to the 700 tables published originally in the Cultures book, each of which is presented as a ranking of the states on factors such as death rates by cause, teenager''s problems, per capita income, taxes paid to various levels of government, population, voting, educational achievement, educational attainment, drug and alcohol abuse, juvenile delinquency, birth weights, incarceration rates, expenditures for incarcerated prisoners, and the like. The purpose of this book is to provide interested persons with information that relates directly to public policy. Developing appropriate and effective public policy requires current statistical information about each state, and how that statistical information has changed over time. This book includes diverse information in a standardized format (i.e., rankings of the states) that will enable both researchers and policymakers in any state to compare that state with any other state on hundreds of variables that relate directly to implementation and effectiveness of public policy decisions. And all of this statistical information is available from the senior author on a compact disk in SPSS format.