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Data Tools

Poverty Solutions produces data and tools for the public to explore issues related to poverty. These tools allow people from different fields to tailor and engage with data from the University of Michigan and our partners in a way that is meaningful to them and the unique needs of their organization.

Poverty and Well-Being Map

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The Transportation Security Index

University of Michigan researchers have developed the first validated measure of transportation security that offers insights into who experiences transportation insecurity and enables researchers and practitioners to determine which interventions can improve this condition.

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Map of the U.S. showing the most disadvantage communities by color coding counties

Index of Deep Disadvantage

This index represents a holistic look at disadvantage for counties and cities, using health indicators (life expectancy, low infant birth weight), poverty metrics (rates of poverty and deep poverty), and social mobility data (Opportunity Insights Mobility Metrics).

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