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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Mid-Career Outcomes of Graduates of Virginia Institutions of Higher Education

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Provides data on wage outcomes out to twenty years past graduation by degree and discipline of study.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


Treasury Significantly Loosened Executive Pay Limits Resulting in Excessive Pay for Top 25 Employees at GM and Ally (GMAC) When the Companies Were not Repaying TARP in Full …

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt/Business Scandals,Income/Poverty,Taxes

Investigation that revealed GM and Ally top executives received the benefits of loosened pay restrictions contrary to the president’s pay reform plan for executives whose companies were slow in repaying TARP loans.  From the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program


Poverty: Major Themes in Past Debates and Current Proposals

Categories: History,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations

Marks the 50th anniversary of the launching of the War on Poverty.  Includes trends in poverty, a historical overview of federal policies to alleviate poverty,  and recurring major themes in poverty policy debates.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Wage Differentials: How Jobseekers Can Use Them to Analyze Occupational Wage and Cost of Living Data by U.S. Area

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Discusses how wages for similar jobs differ over geographic area and therefore provide an additional perspective for evaluating pay offers.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Household Characteristics of Opposite-Sex and Same-Sex Couple Households: ACS 2012

Categories: Children,Education,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Sex Issues,Statistics

An excel data file which compares married and unmarried same-sex and opposite-sex couple households by such characteristics as age, race, education attainment, employment status, presence of children in household, income, and home tenure.  From the Census Bureau


Poverty: 2012 and 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

A brief report from the American Community Survey 1-year data which compares poverty rates and the number of people in poverty for the nation, states, the District of Columbia, and large metro areas.  From the Census Bureau


Household Income: 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

Real median household income in the U.S. showed a statistically significant increase between 2012 and 2013, moving from $51,915 to $52,250.  Also provides data for median household income by state and 25 most populous metro areas.  From the Census Bureau


Income and Poverty in the United States: 2013

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

The official poverty rate decreased  between 2012 and 2013, but the number in poverty was not statistically different from 2012.  Median household income was $51,939, not statistically different from 2012.  Presents estimates of income and poverty by demographic characteristics and region.  From the Census Bureau


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