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Overview of the 2015 Index of Culture and Opportunity

  1. Poverty and dependence indicators related to marriage and poverty, workforce participation, and welfare spending and participation; and
  2. General opportunity indicators, such as measures of education, jobs and wealth, and economic freedom.
  • Welfare reform;
  • Reduced spending;
  • Economic growth; and
  • The opportunity of individuals in a free society to improve their circumstances.

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Executive Summary



2015 Index of Culture and Opportunity

The Social and Economic Trends that Shape America

Heritage Foundation

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A think tank devoted to the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.

2015 Index of Culture and Opportunity

The Social and Economic Trends that Shape America

Heritage Foundation

Written by

A think tank devoted to the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.

2015 Index of Culture and Opportunity

The Social and Economic Trends that Shape America

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