New Jersey is the fifth-happiest state. What are we doing right?

December 11, 2019

“New Jersey is No. 1 in terms of per capita spending for grades pre-K through 12,” says Dr. Darren Spielman, executive director of the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers-Camden. “The outcomes are quite good: Our graduation rates and proficiency in reading, writing and math are among the top three states in the country.”

Well-educated residents can get better, higher-paying jobs. Dr. Joel Cantor, director of the Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers-New Brunswick, says that “Socioeconomic status is the biggest driver of health in a population.”

NorthJersey.com, December 9, 2019

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