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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Veterans in Rural America: 2011-2015

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics,Veterans

Estimates that 5 million or 24% of U.S. veterans live in rural areas.  Compares demographic and economic characteristics of veterans in urban and rural areas.  From the Census Bureau


Spending Habits of Urban Consumers and “Blue Collar” Consumers Living in Urban Areas, 1984 and 2015.

Categories: Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Compares spending and budget allocations of all urban consumers (CPI-U) with those of wage earners or clerical workers in urban areas (CPI-W).  Covers the differences in major spending categories and specific categories of general interest.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Best Practices for Determining Subgroup Size in Accountability Systems While Protecting Personally Identifiable Student Information

Categories: Disability,Education,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Statistics

The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 requires that states create plans with strategies for reporting education outcomes by grade for all students and particular categories of students.  This report helps states determine the sample size needed for significant results while protecting individual privacy.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Occupational Outlook Handbook 2016-17 Edition

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

Offers information on hundreds of occupations by 25 broad groups including duties, pay, educational and training requirements, and job outlook.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Governor McAuliffe Announces His Upcoming Budget Will Include 1.5% Bonus for State Employees in 2017

Categories: Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Virginia Issues

Press release revealing parts of the governor’s proposed budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year.  Calls for bonuses from sources of one-time funding in lieu of pay increases for state employees and school teachers.  The state’s revenue shortfall is blamed for the failure to include a pay increase.  From the Office of the Governor


The U.S. Income Distribution: Trends and Issues

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics

Describes trends in U.S. income inequality since the 1970s and the factors behind those trends.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Characteristics of the U.S. Population by Generational Status: 2013

Categories: Education-Higher,Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

First-ever type report which examines differences among the foreign-born or “first generation,” the second generation (native born with at least one foreign-born parent), and subsequent generations with native born parents.  Finds that members of the second generation were more likely to be college-educated and have higher incomes than the first or subsequent generations.


Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2015

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

Women who worked full-time had median usual weekly earnings that were 81% of those earned by men.  Includes earnings by age groups, race and ethnicity, educational attainment, and occupation.  In 1979, the first year for which such data were kept, women earned 62% of what men earned.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


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