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Low-Wage Employment

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics,Virginia Issues

To offer some context for debate about raising the minimum wage, this report provides a national snapshot of the numbers and characteristics of low-wage workers and their families.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


Human Development Report 2014: Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience

Categories: Foreign Assistance,Income/Poverty,United Nations

Annual (and extremely slow loading) UN report on major development issues, trends, and policies.  From the UN Development Programme


UK Wages over the Past Four Decades: 2014

Categories: Great Britain,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Reports on wage trends over the past 40 years in the United Kingdom including male and female average page, the effect of the National Minimum Wage, and wage inequality.  From the Office of National Statistics


The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014


Examines the latest progress toward achieving the MDGs as the 2015 deadline nears.  From the United Nations


At A Glance for 2014: America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being

Statistical snapshot of key indicators of child well-being in the areas of economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, and education.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics


Majority of STEM College Graduates Do Not Work in STEM Occupations

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology,Statistics

Press release about new set of occupational tables for college graduates.  Finds that men still dominate the fields of engineering and computer science.  Includes link to statistical tables.  From the Census Bureau


Unaccompanied Alien Children: Potential Factors Contributing to Recent Immigration

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Latin America,Mexico

Explores possible reasons for the surge of unaccompanied children trying to enter the U.S. from Central America including crime, poverty, poor economic conditions, family reunification efforts, and Mexican and American immigration policies.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Marketplaces Faced Early Challenges Resolving Inconsistencies with Applicant Data

Categories: Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Retirement/Social Security

Examines how the federal and some state health insurance marketplaces ensured the accuracy of information submitted by applicants for enrollment in qualified health plans.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Health and Human Services Department


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