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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? Understanding the Issues

Categories: Business/Economics,Income/Poverty,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/reports/big-data-tool-inclusion-or-exclusion-understanding-issues/160106big-data-rpt.pdf

Examines benefits that “big data” can offer business firms, especially in providing services to underserved populations, and possible risks in worsening disparities or discrimination. Includes a section on Considerations for Companies in Using Big Data. From the Federal Trade Commission

 

America’s Diverse Family Farms: 2015 Edition

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1955981/eib146.pdf

Finds that 99% of farms are family farms, and they account for 90% of farm production but cover only 46% of the nation’s farmland. Covers farms, farm operators, financial performance, government payments, and farm owner wealth. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook

Categories: Disability,Education,Income/Poverty,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans,Women

http://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/cps/women-in-the-labor-force-a-databook-2015.pdf

Tracks women’s historic participation in the U.S. labor force and their earnings. Also covers educational attainment, hours, disability, union membership, and veterans status. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Annual Report on the Salaries Paid to Employees of the Commonwealth

Categories: Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD4922015/$file/RD492.pdf

Annual report on salaries paid to state employees and how they compare to salaries in the private sector. Finds that state salaries are 21% lower than those for comparable jobs in the private sector. From the Department of Human Resource Management

 

Problems Paying Medical Bills Among Persons Under Age 65: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2011-June 2015

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/health_policy/probs_paying_medical_bills_jan_2011_jun_2015.pdf

Estimates that approximately one in five persons under age 65 was in a family that had problems paying medical bills within the past 12 months. Provides such characteristics as sex, age, race/ethnicity, health insurance coverage status, and poverty status. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Medical Bills Unable to Pay at All: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey 2015

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/health_policy/bills_unable_to_pay_at_all_2011_2015.pdf

Shows percentage of persons under age 65 who were in families that currently have medical bills that they are unable to pay by selected demographic characteristics, health insurance coverage, poverty status, and years 2011-through the beginning of 2015. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Medical Bills Being Paid Over Time: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey 2015

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/health_policy/bills_being_paid_overtime_2011_2015.pdf

Shows percentage of persons under age 65 who were in families that currently have medical bills that are being paid off over time. Arranges statistics by demographic characteristics, health insurance coverage, poverty status, and years: 2011 through first half of 2015. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Chronic Homelessness: Background, Research, and Outcomes

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Disability,Housing/Homelessness,Income/Poverty,Mental Health,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44302.pdf

Defines and offers estimates of the extent of the problem, describes characteristics of those who are chronically homeless, and discusses research/actions designed to reduce or end the problem. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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