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International Food Security Assessment, 2015-2025

Categories: Africa,Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty

Expects food security in the 76 low- and middle-income countries to improve between 2014 and 2015 but to deteriorate toward 2025.  Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to remain the most food-insecure region in the world. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2012

Categories: Income/Poverty,Medicare/Medicaid,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Taxes

Shows by sex and age the number of workers and self-employed persons, the amount of their taxable earnings, and the amount they paid in Social Security and Medicare contributions.  From the Social Security Administration


Progress for Children: Beyond Averages: Learning from the MDGs

Categories: Children,Education,Headlines,Income/Poverty,United Nations

Final report on the child-related Millennium Development Goals of the UN.  Despite progress, millions of children are living in poverty, dying before they turn five, and suffering chronic malnutrition.  From UNICEF


Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, July-December 2014

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

In 2014 36 million persons of all ages or 11.5% of the population were uninsured at the time of interview.  Also reports on the number and percent covered by private plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Also covers demographic characteristics and poverty status of those without health insurance.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


A Matter of Equity: Preschool in America

Categories: African Americans,Children,Education,Hispanics,Income/Poverty

Outlines the unmet need for high-quality early learning programs in the U.S.  Calls for new investment in preschool programs to help minority and low-income children.  From the U.S. Department of Education


Veteran Poverty Trends

Categories: Income/Poverty,Veterans

Brief document with charts and maps on the extent of poverty among veterans and how it compares to nonveterans.  From the Department of Veterans Affairs



Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Men’s Use of Mental Health Treatments

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

Uses nationally representative data on frequency of mental health symptoms and related treatment utilization to compare men of color with non-Hispanic white men.  Also examines disparities based on health insurance status, age, and income.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Characteristics of Children in Medicaid Managed Care and Medicaid Fee-for-Service, 2003-2005

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

Examines differences and characteristics of children receiving Medicaid health insurance coverage from fee-for-service plans or managed care plans.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


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