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Education’s tie to overall well-being is pretty clear in these Texas maps

Houston Chronicle – Dylan Baddour

“Researchers often struggle with making their work relatable to common readers…So one group went the extra step to translate their numerical findings into a more relatable result: well-being. And the numbers show that education is a main pillar of well-being, and educational disparities underlie the region’s wealth gap. “A large part of those earnings differences have to do with education levels,” said Sarah Burd-Sharp, co-director of the Washington D.C.-based think tank Measure of America and an author of the new report Geographies of Opportunity. “The biggest way to improve people’s earnings and their standard of living is to invest in their education. In our globalized knowledge economy, that’s where you get the bang for your buck.””(more)