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Quality of life scores run along racial lines in California
Quality of life scores run along racial lines in California

Latinos in Los Angeles County earn half as much as whites, with a median income of $21,314, compared with $44,929. An Asian American baby born in the L.A. area today can expect to live 11.3 years longer than an African American baby. Asian Americans score the highest quality of life index at 7.29 out of 10, while Latinos score the lowest at 4.11 out of 10. These are among the findings from a new study by the nonprofit Social Sciences Research Council, which examines racial and geographic disparities in well-being across California. Researchers combined data on educational attainment, salary and life expectancy to create scores measuring the quality of life in each neighborhood in the...

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