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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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


Mapping the Digital Divide

Categories: Income/Poverty,Telecommunications/Internet

Examines the state of the digital divide in order to characterize disparities in Internet access and adoption as they exist today.  Traces disparities to factors that influence demand (household income), and cost of service provision (population density)  From the Council of Economic Advisers


2014 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report: Chartbook on Care Coordination

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

One of the supporting reports associated with the annual National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, which reports on disparities in health care experienced by different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.  This chartbook includes a summary of trends across measures of care coordination from the QDR.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Real Personal Income for States and Metropolitan Areas, 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics

Real personal income across all regions rose by an average of  0.8 percent in 2013.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


Improving the Assessment of SNAP Targeting Using Administrative Records

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

This study assesses the extent to which the food nutrition program, formerly known as Food Stamps, reaches the poorest households by estimating benefit receipt by annual household income relative to poverty.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2015

Categories: Children,Education,Headlines,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family

The 17th report in a series which presents 41 key indicators on important aspects of children’s lives.  The indicators cover 7 domains: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health.  Also has a special feature on health care quality among U.S. children.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics


Compensation Inequality: Evidence from the National Compensation Survey

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Examines compensation inequality measures and trends for the 2007-2014 period.  Finds that inequality based on total compensation (wages + benefits) is greater than inequality based solely on wages.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


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