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The Institute for Innovation in Social Policy devotes its full capacity to the analysis and publication of social indicators. Established in 1985, the Institute has worked on social indicators at the national, state, and international levels as a way to improve the reporting and understanding of social conditions. The Institute’s work has had significant impact on public policy, public education, and the academic community.

Since its inception, the Institute has released numerous social indicator reports and working papers. The Institute staff also collaborated on a book, entitled The Social Health of the Nation, published by Oxford University Press, as well as articles in journals and other publications. In addition, over the past decade, the Institute has conducted eight national conferences on social health and social indicators.

Director: Marque-Luisa Miringoff, Ph.D.
Associate Director: Sandra Opdycke, Ph.D.