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Concentration of Health Expenditures in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2014

Categories: Children,Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st497/stat497.pdf

In 2014 health care spending accounted for 17.5% of the U.S. GDP, yet only 5% of the population accounted for over half of all health care spending.  This report tracks spending among sub-populations based on age and insurance status.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Management and Accountability of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/pdfs/reports/Rpt488.pdf

Criticizes the partnership for a lack of effective strategy, operational guidance, accountability and performance measures and more.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

Universities Report Fourth Straight Year of Declining Federal R&D Funding in FY 2015

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17303/nsf17303.pdf

Reports on a decline of 1.7% in federal funding of higher education research and development from FY2014 to FY2015 and a decline of 13% since FY2011.  Covers R&D expenditures by field, source of funding, and the top university research performers. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Education Department Releases New Graduate Earnings Data for Career College Programs

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/education-department-releases-new-graduate-earnings-data-career-college-programs

Press release with links to spreadsheet of statistics.  Shows typical earnings of graduates of thousands of career training programs offered in the U.S.  Finds that graduates  of programs at public colleges and universities fare better than those who attend comparable programs at for-profit institutions.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Local Area Personal Income: 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/lapi/2016/pdf/lapi1116.pdf

Reports that personal income grew in 2,552 counties, fell in 548, and was unchanged in 13.   Incomes rose more in metropolitan than nonmetropolitan areas.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

New American Housing Survey Statistics Provide Insight on U.S. Food Insecurity, Housing and Neighborhood Topics

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Housing/Homelessness,Population/Census,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-193.html

Press release with information on American households including, for the first time in the 42 year history of the American Housing Survey, information on food security status.  10.5 million households or 8.9% reported a lack of money to buy adequate amounts of food.  Also covers housing costs, home financing, home improvements, and neighborhood characteristics.  From the Census Bureau

 

America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2016

Categories: Children,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/hhes/families/data/cps2016.html

Detailed tables on the demographic characteristics of American adults, the kinds and sizes of households, living arrangements of children, and unmarried couples in households.  From the Census Bureau

 

The Majority of Children Live with Two Parents

Categories: Children,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-192.html

Press release on family arrangements for children.  Since 1960 the percentage of children living with two parents has declined from 88% to 69%.  Also covers other household data such as marriage and family, unmarried couples, and older adults. Offers links to detailed tables. From the Census Bureau

 

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