Many poverty, safety net, training, and other social programs utilize multiple screening criteria
to determine eligibility. We apply recent advances in multidimensional measurement analysis
to develop a straightforward method for summarizing changes in groups of eligibility
In this paper, we examine major trends and potential for cooperatives in the context of four
prominent socio-economic issues: the lack of jobs, economic and social inequality,
educational mobility, and the priority need for innovations. We present recent data on the
amount and types of job...