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Access and Utilization by Medicaid Expansion Status for Low-Income Adults Aged 19-64: Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2016

Categories: Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

Provides four tables with information about access to health care and use of health care services by adults at the federal poverty level and by states’ Medicaid Expansion Status.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Local Area Personal Income 2016

Categories: Business/Economics,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Reports that personal income grew in 2,285 counties, fell in 795, and was unchanged in 33.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates: 2016

Categories: Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

Provides data on single year median household income and poverty statistics for the 3,141 U.S. counties and 13,236 school districts.  The median household incomes for counties range from $22,000 to $134,000 with a median county-level figure for the U.S. at $47,589.  From the Census Bureau.


Participation Rates in Other Assistance Programs: 2013

Tracks the percentage of the U.S. population that received some federal assistance with food, transportation, clothing, or housing during the year of record.  These programs lie outside the major federal social safety net programs.  From the Census Bureau


Child Well-Being: Key Considerations for Policymakers

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Housing/Homelessness,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family

Examines what is known about the state of child well-being and discusses selected experts’ views on what policymakers could consider doing.  From the Government Accountability Office


Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2016

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

Describes labor force characteristics and earnings patterns among the largest race and ethnicity  groups in the U.S., including labor force participation, occupations, educational attainment, earnings, and unemployment.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Low Wage Workers: Poverty and Use of Selected Federal Social Safety Net Programs Persist Among Working Families

Categories: Income/Poverty,Welfare/Social Services

Examines the characteristics of the low-wage workforce and how they have changed over time, the extent to which families dependent on low-wage workers are in poverty, and the extent to which such families participate in federal social safety net programs.  From the Government Accountability Office


Measuring the Adequacy of Retirement Income: A Primer

Categories: Elderly,Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Examines various measures and approaches for quantifying the adequacy of retirement income.  Includes factors considered when measuring retirement income adequacy, and measures of adequacy for both single-year and multi-year analyses.  From the Congressional Budget Office

Low Wage Workers: Poverty and Use of Selected Federal Social Safety Net Programs Persist Among Working Families

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