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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Trends in Family Wealth, 1989 to 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51846-Family_Wealth.pdf

Examines aggregate family wealth in the U.S., the distribution of that wealth, and how the distribution has changed over the past quarter century.  Finds that the wealth of families at the 90th percentile of the distribution grew 54% greater, while that of families at the 25th percentile shrank by 6%.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

ED Launches Initiative for Low-Income Students to Access New Generation of Higher Education Providers

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/fact-sheet-ed-launches-initiative-low-income-students-access-new-generation-higher-education-providers

Agency press release on EQUIP or Educational Quality Through Innovation Partnerships, a program to offer federal financial assistance to low-income students to enroll in programs offered by nontraditional providers in partnership with colleges and universities.  Programs include coding bootcamps, online courses, and employer organizations. From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Federal Benefits and Services for People with Low Income: Overview of Spending Trends, FY2008-FY2015

Categories: Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Medicare/Medicaid,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44574.pdf

Reports that federal spending for low-income assistance programs grew by 51% over the eight year period and that the primary cause for the increase was spending on health care. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

International Food Security Assessment, 2016-2026

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

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/2109786/gfa27.pdf

The share of food-insecure people in the 76 low- and middle-income countries is projected to fall from 17% in 2016 to 6% in 2026.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Instructional Staff Salary and Benefits Spending: 1991-2011

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016156.pdf

Covers expenditures on elementary and secondary education, expenditures on instructional staff salaries, and instructional staff benefits and how they have changed from 1991 to 2011.  See also Data Tables.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

 

OECD Regions at a Glance 2016

Categories: Brazil,Business/Economics,China,Colombia,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,India,Labor/Employment,Russia

http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/governance/oecd-regions-at-a-glance-2016_reg_glance-2016-en;jsessionid=7s8b68lnsf237.x-oecd-live-02

Updates more than 40 region-by-region indicators to assess economic disparities among countries and their evolution over the past 15 years.  Covers all OECD countries and Brazil, China, India, Russia and others.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

 

The Distribution of Household Income and Federal Taxes, 2013

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51361-

HouseholdIncomeFedTaxes.pdf

Analyzes the distribution of household income and four types of federal taxes to determine average after-tax income and the average federal tax rate.  Also examines the uneven distribution of income across households.  Finds that tax increases reduced income inequality slightly.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Spotlight on Statistics: A Look at Healthcare Spending, Employment, Pay, Benefits, and Prices

Categories: Careers,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2016/a-look-at-healthcare-spending-employment-pay-benefits-and-prices/pdf/a-look-at-healthcare-spending-employment-pay-benefits-and-prices.pdf

Examines the healthcare industry, including how much people spend on health care, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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