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Earl Gregg Swem Library

State Minimum Wages: An Overview

Categories: Federal State Relations,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43792.pdf

Discusses the current federal minimum wage, how the federal rate compares with state rates, trends in state minimum wages, and mechanisms of adjustment used by the states.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Local Area Personal Income 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/lapi/2014/pdf/lapi1114.pdf

Reports that personal income grew in 2013 in 2,695 counties, fell in 390, and was unchanged in 28.  Per capita personal income ranged from $17,536 in Telfair County, Georgia to $121,632 in New York County, New York.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Characteristics of Residents Living in Residential Care Communities, by Community Bed Size: United States, 2012

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/DataBriefs/db171.pdf

Finds that smaller communities had a higher percentage of residents who were male, minority, and receiving Medicaid.  They tended to be more impaired.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Household Poverty and Nonfatal Violent Victimization, 2008-2012

Categories: Crime/Justice,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5137

Examines the violent victimization experiences of people living in households at various levels of poverty, focusing on type of violence, victim’s race or Hispanic origin, and location of residence. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

The Distribution of Household Income and Federal Taxes, 2011

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics,Taxes

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49440-Distribution-of-Income-and-Taxes.pdf

Finds the average federal tax rate for all households in 2011 was 17.6%.    Also examines the effect of taxes on households with differing amounts of income and trends.   From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Rural America at a Glance: 2014 Edition

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/eb-economic-brief/eb26.aspx

Describes weak recovery from the recession of 2007-2009 in rural areas of the U.S. where employment remains well below its pre-2007 level and poverty persists.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Income and Spending Patterns Among Black Households

Categories: African Americans,Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-3/income-and-spending-patterns-among-black-households.htm

Looks at consumption preferences and spending behavior among African American households.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Fathers, Children, and the Intergenerational Transmission of Employers

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Population/Census

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/working-papers/2014/demo/SIPP-WP-265.pdf

Documents the tendency of fathers, especially high-earning fathers,  in the U.S. to share employers with their sons and daughters.  From the Census Bureau

 

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