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Federal Low-Income Programs: Multiple Programs Target Diverse Populations and Needs

Categories: Income/Poverty,Welfare/Social Services

Describes federal programs (including tax expenditures) targeted to people with low incomes, identifies the number and selected household characteristics of people in poverty, identifies the number, poverty status, and household characteristics of selected programs’ recipients, and covers research on how selected programs may affect incentives to work.  From the Government Accountability Office


Health Insurance

Categories: Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

A series of tables on health insurance status of Americans by selected characteristics including poverty status.  From the Census Bureau


2013 Poverty Table of Contents

Categories: Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

Includes characteristics of families, work experience, source of income, years of school completed and more.  From the redesigned Current Population Survey.  From the Census Bureau


Income and Poverty in the United States: 2013 Detailed Tables

Categories: Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

Covers households, families, and persons based on redesigned questions from the Current Population Survey.  From the Census Bureau


SEC Adopts Rule for Pay Ratio Disclosure

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

Press release about adoption of regulation that requires a public company to disclose the ratio of the compensation of its chief executive officer to the median compensation of its employees.  The disclosure, to be revealed in annual reports, proxy and registration statements, is mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  From the Securities and Exchange Commission


A Profile of the Working Poor, 2013

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

10.5 million individuals were among the working poor, those who spent at least 27 weeks in the labor force but whose incomes fell below the official poverty level.  Also provides information about demographic characteristics, education attainment, and occupation of the working poor.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


A Better Measure of Economic Growth: Gross Domestic Output (GDO)

Categories: Business/Economics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Describes what Gross Domestic Output is (the average of GDP and gross domestic income), reviews its recent trends, and explains why it can be a more accurate measure of current economic growth and better predictor of future growth.  From the Council of Economic Advisers


Behavioral Health: Options for Low-Income Adults to Receive Treatment in Selected States

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

Examines how many low-income, uninsured adults may have a behavioral health condition, options for such adults to receive treatment in selected non-Medicaid expansion states, and how selected Medicaid expansion states provide behavioral health coverage for newly eligible enrollees and how such enrollment affects treatment availability.  From the Government Accountability Office


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