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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Child Well-Being: Key Considerations for Policymakers

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

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688252.pdf

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

https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/race-and-ethnicity/2016/home.htm

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

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/687314.pdf

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

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53191-retirementadequacy.pdf

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

Payments to Issuers for Cost-Sharing Reductions

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Income/Poverty

https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/csr-payment-memo.pdf

Unable to repeal the Affordable Care Act by action of Congress, the Trump Administration used the following legal opinion by Attorney General Sessions to end federal subsidy payments which enable low income citizens to buy ACA health insurance plans.   From the Health and Human Services Department

 

Common Pay Patterns and Extra Earnings: 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p70br-150.pdf

Examines the different types of pay received including wages, salaries, and such extra earnings as tips, commissions, and overtime/bonus payments.  Also provides information on earnings by sex, age, race and Hispanic origin.  From the Census Bureau

 

Recent Trends in Wealth-Holding by Race and Ethnicity: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances

Categories: African Americans,Headlines,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Statistics

https://www.federalreserve.gov/econres/notes/feds-notes/recent-trends-in-wealth-holding-by-race-and-ethnicity-evidence-from-the-survey-of-consumer-finances-20170927.htm

Wealth rose for families in all race and ethnicity groups between 2013 and 2016, but wealth disparities among families of different racial and ethnic groups changed little.  Analyzes trends in total net worth among families of different groups and then types of assets that comprise net worth.  From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

 

 

Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2016

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Housing/Homelessness,Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

https://www.federalreserve.gov/publications/files/2016-report-economic-well-being-us-households-201705.pdf

Finds that 70% of adults report they are financially comfortable or doing okay and 30% say they are struggling financially.  Covers overall financial well-being, employment, income and savings behaviors, economic preparedness, access to banking and credit, housing and living arrangements, student loans, and retirement planning.  From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

 

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