Everyone in West Virginia Should Move to CT (And Other Surprising Facts)

If you’ve already read The Measure of America, 2010-2011: Mapping Risks and Resilience by Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps, then you may know where the best and worst developed places in the USA are. If not, this Wall Street Journal economics blog entry may help you.

Connecticut residents lead the best lives — based on health, education and income — and West Virginians live the worst, a new report shows.

Connecticut scored highest on the American Human Development Index, which takes into account life expectancy, degree attainment, school enrollment and median earnings, according to the report by Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps of the American Human Development Project. The project is part of the Social Science Research Council.

Many top news outlets have been putting their own spin on the findings. AOL has five of the most interesting findings. MSNBC talks to the authors. And the Washington Post discusses D.C.’s status as the top metro area.

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