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Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers: First Quarter 2015

Categories: Education,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/wkyeng.pdf

Tracks weekly earnings data by age, sex, race/ethnicity, occupational groups, and education.  Includes five statistical tables.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

2014 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

Categories: African Americans,Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqdr14/2014nhqdr.pdf

Beginning with 2014, the previously separate healthcare quality and disparities reports  are integrated into a single document.  Covers the quality of healthcare received by the general population and disparities endured by different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.  Finds that disparities were reduced by access to health insurance from the Affordable Care Act.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Characteristics of the College-Educated Population and the Science and Engineering Workforce in the United States

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

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15317/nsf15317.pdf

Reports that the number of college graduates nearly doubled between 1993 and 2013  from 29 million to 55 million and that the number of graduates with degrees in science and engineering fields grew faster than the number with degrees in  non S&E fields.  Also includes median annual salaries of graduates with various degrees.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Measuring Living Standards

Categories: Great Britain,Income/Poverty,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-491.pdf

Outlines differents approaches being considered by the British government for setting and measuring thresholds for living standards—households’ access to goods, services, and recreational activities—and their strengths and limitations.  Also covers recent research on trends in living standards.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Where Do Americans Usually Shop for Food and How Do They Travel To Get There?

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1807325/eib138.pdf

Compares food shopping patterns of SNAP and WIC households to nonparticipant households and food-insecure to food-secure households.  Finds that poorer households are less likely to drive their own car, but rely on others, walk, bike, or take public transit.   From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Occupational Employment and Wages May 2014

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/ocwage_03252015.pdf

Latest semi-annual report on employment and wages.  The all-occupations mean wage was $47,230 and, of the 10 leading occupations in terms of numbers employed, only registered nurses had annual mean wages higher than the average.  Shows detailed occupations by number of employees and mean hourly and annual wages.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Private Health Insurance: Early Evidence Finds Premium Tax Credit Likely Contributed to Expanded Coverage, but Some Lack Access to Affordable Plans

Categories: Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/669165.pdf

Examines the affordability of health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, including the effects of the advance premium tax credit.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Food Access Research Atlas

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Maps/Geography,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-access-research-atlas.aspx#

Presents a spatial overview of food access indicators for low-income and other census tracts using different measures of supermarket accessibility and more.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

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