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Earl Gregg Swem Library

State of the Nation 2014 Report

Categories: Children,Great Britain,Income/Poverty

Report on child poverty and social mobility in the countries of the United Kingdom.  Includes summary report, and State of the Nation Indicators 2014.  From the Social Mobility and  Child Poverty Commission of the Cabinet Office


Exploring the Digital Nation: Embracing the Mobile Internet

Categories: Income/Poverty,Telecommunications/Internet

Discusses the expanding uses for mobile digital devices such as smart phones and tablet computers and how mobile phones may be helping to narrow the digital divide between technology haves and have-nots.  From the National Telecommunications and Information Administration


Changes in U.S. Family Finances from 2010 to 2013: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances

Categories: Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Reveals substantial disparities in the U.S. in the evolution of income and net worth in the period 2010 to 2013.  From the Federal Reserve


The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Provides information about the nation’s poverty rate according to the official measure and the supplemental poverty measure, which takes into account the effect of federal noncash benefits.  The official measure showed 45.8 million in poverty in 2013 while the SPM showed 48.7 million.  From the Census Bureau.


Ending Poverty and Sharing Prosperity: Global Monitoring Report 2014/2015

Categories: Income/Poverty,United Nations

Reports on twin goals of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity while tracking progress toward the Millennium Development Goals.  From the World Bank


Global Drivers of Agricultural Demand and Supply

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Explores the potential for future agricultural production to 2050 via a model that takes into consideration population growth, prices, and per capita income. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture



Teacher Staffing and Pay Differences: Public and Private Schools

Categories: Careers,Education,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment

Examines the differences in pay levels and fringe benefits  between public and private schools and between teachers and other college graduates.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Poverty in the United States: 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics

Covers recent trends in poverty, the official definition of poverty, poverty among selected groups and places, and research into supplemental poverty measures.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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