The Social Health of Nevada:
Leading Indicators and Quality of Life in the Silver State*

Dmitri N. Shalin, ed.
(UNLV: CDC Publications, 2006)

(See also the
2012 and 2017 Social Health of Nevada Report)


The Social Health of Nevada, Governor Kenny C. Guinn

Introduction: The Leading Indicators Project, Dmitri N. Shalin

Suicide Trends and Prevention, Matt Wray

Child Abuse and Neglect, Denise Tanata and Susan Klein-Rothschild

Dropout and Graduation Rates, Sandra D. Owens-Kane

Academic Achievement and School Resources, Teresa Jordan

Marriage and Family Life in Nevada, Stephan M. Wilson and Jeanne Hilton

Delinquency and Crime, Stephanie Kent and Deborah Shaffer

Addiction and Substance Abuse, An-Pyng Sun and Larry Ashley

Problem Gambling and Treatment, Bo J. Bernhard

Teen Sexuality and Pregnancy, Marta Meana and Lea Thaler

Prenatal Care and Infant Mortality, Cynthia C. Huth, Phil Nowak, and Chuck Duarte

Mental Health Problems and Needs, Kathryn Landreth, Simon Gottschalk, and Carlos Brandenburg

Disease Prevalence and Behavioral Choices, Mary Guinan, Chad Cross, and Lawrence Sands

Health Care Access and Insurance Availability, Charles B. Moseley and Michelle Sotero

Disability Rights and Resources, Janet S. Belcove-Shalin

Environment and the Quality of Life, Robert Futrell

Economic Trends and Forecasts, Bengte Evenson, R. Keith Schwer and William Cope

Taxation Burden and Fairness, Bernard Malamud and Marc Hechter

Income Distribution and Poverty, David Dickens and Christina Morales

Employment and Labor Relations, Anastasia Prokos

Housing Availability and Homelessness, Kurt Borchard

Aging Trends and Challenges, Jennifer R. Keene and Kathryn McClain

Sex Industry and Sex Workers, Kate Hausbeck, Barbara G. Brents, and Crystal Jackson

Immigration and Ethnic Diversity, Thomas C. Wright

Nonprofits and Philanthropy, Jessica Word

Religious and Denominational Problems, Noel Tiano

Art and Cultural Participation, Robert Tracy

Conclusion: Social Capital and the Quality of Life in Nevada, Craig Walton

*This report stems from the Justice & Democracy forum on the Leading Social Indicators in Nevada that took place on November 5, 2004, at the William S. Boyd School of Law. The report, the first of its kind for the Silver State, has been a collaborative effort of the University of Nevada faculty, Clark County professionals, and state of Nevada officials. The Social Health of Nevada report was made possible in part by a Planning Initiative Award that the Center for Democratic Culture received from the UNLV President's office for its project "Civic Culture Initiative for the City of Las Vegas." Individual chapters of the report are brought on line as they become available. For further inquiries, please contact authors responsible for specific chapters or email CDC Director, Dr. Dmitri Shalin: