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Recent Trends in Wealth-Holding by Race and Ethnicity: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances

Categories: African Americans,Headlines,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Statistics

https://www.federalreserve.gov/econres/notes/feds-notes/recent-trends-in-wealth-holding-by-race-and-ethnicity-evidence-from-the-survey-of-consumer-finances-20170927.htm

Wealth rose for families in all race and ethnicity groups between 2013 and 2016, but wealth disparities among families of different racial and ethnic groups changed little.  Analyzes trends in total net worth among families of different groups and then types of assets that comprise net worth.  From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

 

 

Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2016

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Housing/Homelessness,Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

https://www.federalreserve.gov/publications/files/2016-report-economic-well-being-us-households-201705.pdf

Finds that 70% of adults report they are financially comfortable or doing okay and 30% say they are struggling financially.  Covers overall financial well-being, employment, income and savings behaviors, economic preparedness, access to banking and credit, housing and living arrangements, student loans, and retirement planning.  From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

 

Financial Well-Being in America

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Statistics

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/documents/201709_cfpb_financial-well-being-in-America.pdf

Presents findings of a survey on the financial lives of Americans with financial well-being scores for the U.S. adult population overall and selected groups. The survey covered household and family characteristics, savings, and financial skills.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

Projections of Education Statistics to 2025

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017019.pdf

Covers projections for enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures at all educational levels.  The 44th report in an annual series which began in 1964.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Births in the United States 2016

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db287.pdf

Reports that the U.S. fertility rate was 62.0 births per 1,000 women aged 15-44, down 1% from 2015.  Also reveals that births declined for women under 30 but rose for women aged 30-44.  Also covers demographic characteristics, cesarean delivery rates, and multiple births.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

H.R. 3840: The Affordable College Textbook Act

Categories: Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations,Prices/Inflation

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3840?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22affordable+college+textbook+act%22%5D%7D&r=1

Legislation introduced in Congress to expand the use of open textbooks to bring about savings for students.  Provides text of the introduced bill and allows for tracking of progress through legislative process.  From Congress.gov

 

Staying Engaged: Health Patterns of Older Americans Who Participate in the Arts

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Elderly,Health/Medical,Mental Health

https://www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/StayingEngaged_0917.pdf

Examines such health characteristics as cognitive ability, physical function, and hypertension rates among elderly Americans who participate in arts activities.  From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

SSI Recipients by State and County, 2016

Categories: Children,Disability,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_sc/2016/index.html

Covers the number of recipients by state or county, eligibility category, and amount of payments for the Supplemental Security Income Program during 2016.  From the Social Security Administration

 

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