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

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

Finds that bachelor’s degrees in engineering and computer science receive the highest earnings over a 20 year period and those in education, English, and performing/visual arts the lowest.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


Virginia Independence Program for State Fiscal Year 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Welfare/Social Services$file/RD234.pdf

Describes Virginia’s social welfare programs funded under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and provides statistics by locality.  From the Department of Social Services


SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2013

Categories: Children,Disability,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Annual statistical report on the Supplemental Security Income  program which provides a minimum level of income for needy aged, blind, or disabled individuals.  From the Social Security Administration


Income Inequality Statistics [in the European Union]

Categories: European Union,Income/Poverty,Statistics

This article presents data on income inequality, measured by the Gini coefficient, across the 28 countries of the European Union and three EFTA countries.  From EuroStat


Household Food Security in the United States in 2013

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

Estimates that 14.3% of American households were having trouble feeding their families at some time during the year and that 5.6% had eating pattern disruptions because of lack of money.  Also presents statistics on characteristics of food insecure households and household spending on food.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Distribution of Household Wealth in the U.S.: 2000 to 2011

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

Median net worth increased for U.S. households in the top 40% of income brackets between 2000 and 2011 but decreased for households in the bottom 60%.  The result was a widening wealth gap between those at the top and those in the middle to bottom of the net worth distribution.  Includes details on distribution of household wealth by socio-economic characteristics.  From the Census Bureau


Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2013

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Education,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Describes the labor force characteristics and earnings patterns among the largest race and ethnicity groups in the U.S.   From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Annual Report on the Federal Work Force Part II: Work Force Statistics, Fiscal Year 2011

Provides statistical information about the diversity of the federal work force including race and ethnicity data and pay level.  From the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


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