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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Household Food Security in the United States in 2014

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

14% of American households were food insecure at least some time during 2014. The prevalence of very low food security was unchanged at 5.6%. Also provides information on location by state of food insecure households and participation in federal food programs. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


The Integration of Immigrants into American Society

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Health/Medical,Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family

Discusses aspects of life which improve and others which decline for immigrants as they try to become integrated into U.S. society. From the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine


The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2014

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics

Describes research showing a different way of measuring poverty by including the effect of government programs designed to assist low-income families. From the Census Bureau


Income and Poverty in the United States: 2014

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

Reports that real median household income in 2014 and the official poverty rate were not statistically different from the 2013 medians. The official poverty rate was 14.8% or 46.7 million people in poverty. From the Census Bureau


College Scorecard

Categories: Education-Higher,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Redesigned site which allows prospective college students and their families to view data on net costs of education at a college or university, graduation rates, and earnings of graduates at specified number of years following graduation. From the U.S. Department of Education


Poverty in the UK: Statistics

Categories: Great Britain,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Information on the levels and rates of poverty in the United Kingdom, including historical trends and forecasts for future years. House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 7096


Federal Low-Income Programs: Multiple Programs Target Diverse Populations and Needs

Categories: Income/Poverty,Welfare/Social Services

Describes federal programs (including tax expenditures) targeted to people with low incomes, identifies the number and selected household characteristics of people in poverty, identifies the number, poverty status, and household characteristics of selected programs’ recipients, and covers research on how selected programs may affect incentives to work.  From the Government Accountability Office


Health Insurance

Categories: Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

A series of tables on health insurance status of Americans by selected characteristics including poverty status.  From the Census Bureau


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