A Portrait of LA County


In late 2017, the SSRC’s Measure of America (MOA) program released A Portrait of Los Angeles County. The report focuses on well-being in Los Angeles County by providing human development measures on a range of critical issues—including health, education, living standards, environmental justice, housing, homelessness, violence, and inequality—across communities and demographic groups. Items invited a select group of experts on California’s social, political, and economic conditions to write brief reflections on the report. These short essays engage different aspects of the report as well as provide a critical lens into its findings.