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Earl Gregg Swem Library

OECD Regions at a Glance 2016

Categories: Brazil,Business/Economics,China,Colombia,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,India,Labor/Employment,Russia

http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/governance/oecd-regions-at-a-glance-2016_reg_glance-2016-en;jsessionid=7s8b68lnsf237.x-oecd-live-02

Updates more than 40 region-by-region indicators to assess economic disparities among countries and their evolution over the past 15 years.  Covers all OECD countries and Brazil, China, India, Russia and others.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

 

The Distribution of Household Income and Federal Taxes, 2013

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51361-

HouseholdIncomeFedTaxes.pdf

Analyzes the distribution of household income and four types of federal taxes to determine average after-tax income and the average federal tax rate.  Also examines the uneven distribution of income across households.  Finds that tax increases reduced income inequality slightly.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Spotlight on Statistics: A Look at Healthcare Spending, Employment, Pay, Benefits, and Prices

Categories: Careers,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2016/a-look-at-healthcare-spending-employment-pay-benefits-and-prices/pdf/a-look-at-healthcare-spending-employment-pay-benefits-and-prices.pdf

Examines the healthcare industry, including how much people spend on health care, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Report on the Economic Well-Being of U. S. Households in 2015

http://www.federalreserve.gov/2015-report-economic-well-being-us-households-201605.pdf

Finds American families experiencing mild improvement but many struggling financially.  Covers overall well-being of households, income and savings behavior, economic preparedness, access to banking and credit, housing decisions, auto purchases and lending, education including student loans, and retirement planning.  From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

 

Pay Equity: Legislative and Legal Developments

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Women

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL31867.pdf

Discusses the scope of the pay equity problem, the two current federal laws that provide a remedy to those who feel they are victims of sex-based wage discrimination, recent legislative proposals on the topic and recent pay equity litigation. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Food Security Among Hispanic Adults in the United States, 2011-2014

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/2083802/eib-153.pdf

Estimates the extent and severity of food insecurity across diverse groups of Hispanic households.  Food insecurity was worse among Hispanics identifying as Mexicans, Central/South American, and Puerto Rican than among those identifying as Cuban.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Air Pollution Levels Rising in Many of the World’s Poorest Cities

Categories: Environment,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2016/air-pollution-rising/en/

Describes the results of data gathered for the Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution Database.  Reports that 98% of cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants in low- and middle-income countries do not meet WHO air quality guidelines.  Also covers key air pollution trends from 2008-2013.  From the World Health Organization

 

The Role of Option Value in College Decisions

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

https://www.richmondfed.org/-/media/richmondfedorg/publications/research/economic_brief/2016/pdf/eb_16-04.pdf

Examines why college enrollment and graduation rates appear to be inconsistent with the large premium earned by college graduates and examines credit constraints as one possible explanation.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

 

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