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Human Development

What kind of environment nurtures human potential and well being? NORC’s cross-disciplinary approach has helped numerous organizations and government uncover data and insights about topics ranging from healthcare and education, to family finances, substance use, sexuality and even happiness. Our advanced capabilities, and extensive experience in areas like child development and healthcare support effective decision making for human development programs and policies.

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Representative Projects

Evaluation and Analytic Support for HHS Healthy Weight and Obesity Initiative. NORC is providing evaluation support to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), assisting the Department in tracking progress on reversing the obesity epidemic. More

General Social Survey (GSS). Since 1972, the General Social Survey (GSS) has been monitoring societal change and studying the growing complexity of American society. The GSS is NORC’s longest running project, and one of its most influential. More

Making Connections. The Making Connections survey, launched in ten poor urban communities, examines mobility, social capital, neighborhoods, resident participation, economic hardship, the availability and utilization of services, and child and adolescent well-being. More

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth - 1997. The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, is the youth-focused component of the National Longitudinal Survey Program used to gather information on the labor market experiences of American men and women.  More

National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP). The National Social Life, Health and Aging Project (NSHAP) is a population-based study of health and social factors on a national scale, aiming to understand the well-being of older, community-dwelling Americans. More

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Headlines

News The Washington Post: How untrusting Millenials may be according to GSS surveys and findings More
Posted: 3.25.2014 9:02AM
News The Huffington Post: Looking at gender equality in the workplace around the world, with ISSP data and findings More
Posted: 3.20.2014 12:03PM
News Yahoo! Finance: According to the General Social Survey about 15% of married Americans admit they’ve had an extramarital affair More
Posted: 8.29.2013 2:43PM
News Psychology Today: NORC Expert Louise Hawkley discusses animal-human relationships and their long-term benefits More
Posted: 8.5.2013 4:39PM
News Bloomberg Businessweek: The GSS helps ask the question: "How did the world's rich get that way?" More
Posted: 4.22.2013 7:49PM