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New Insights on Childhood Poverty: A Deeper Look into the Results from the Virginia Poverty Measure

Categories: Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/ChildhoodPoverty_WeldonCooperCenter_UVA_May2014_1.pdf

This report examines how parent marital status and poverty intersect.  Finds that 60% of children in single-parent families and 50% of children in cohabiting-parent families live in or near poverty.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

Degree Attainment and Student Success in the Commonwealth

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.schev.edu/Reportstats/TJ21GraduationRates.pdf?from=

Discusses progress made toward the goal of achieving an increase of 100,000 undergraduate degrees awarded to in-state students by 2025.  From the State Council of Higher Education

 

Hurricane Sandy: Observations and Analysis of Coastal Change

Categories: Environment,Geology/Mining,Weather/Disasters

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2014/1088/pdf/ofr2014-1088.pdf

Documents the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy along the mid-Atlantic coast from North Carolina to New York.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

Does the Unemployment Rate Really Overstate Labor Market Recovery?

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.richmondfed.org/publications/research/economic_brief/2014/pdf/eb_14-06.pdf

Examines the question of whether the unemployment rate accurately measures resource utilization in the current labor market. From the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank

 

Spells of Uninsurance: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Under Age 65, 2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st438/stat438.pdf

Asserts that the uninsured rate for people under 65 can fluctuate from 5% to 26% during the course of the year and depending on the length of time stipulated in the inquiry.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Health Insurance Status of Young Adults Ages 19-25, 2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics,Youth

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st437/stat437.pdf

Provides estimates of uninsured rates for the U.S. civilian population between the ages of 19 and 25.  Estimates that 42% of young adults, aged 19-25, were uninsured at some time in 2012 and 15% were uninsured for the entire year.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Remarks by the President at the United States Military Academy Commencement Ceremony

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Presidency

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/05/28/remarks-president-united-states-military-academy-commencement-ceremony

Speech where President Obama discussed his approach to foreign policy and the question of military intervention in foreign countries.   From the White House

 

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services: Annual Revision for 2013

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/international/trade/2014/pdf/trad1314.pdf

Offers revised statistics for U.S. trade for 2013   From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

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