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Effective Marginal Tax Rates for Low-and Moderate-Income Workers in 2016

Categories: Income/Poverty,Taxes,Uncategorized,Welfare/Social Services

Shows how several tax provisions and transfer programs would affect the 2016 income of a hypothetical family and then provides estimates of marginal tax rates for a representative sample of workers. From the Congressional Budget Office


Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2014

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

Women’s earnings were 83% of those of men in 2014, up from 62% in 1979, the first year for which comparable earnings data are available. The statistics tables cover age, race and ethnicity, education, occupation, state of residence, and weekly work hours. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults, United States, 2005-2014

Categories: Disability,Education,Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

Reports that current cigarette smoking among U.S. adults has declined from 20.9% in 2005 to 16.8% in 2014. Also reports on smoking rates by such characteristics as race, gender, education level, income, disability, sexual preference, and insurance coverage. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


SSI Recipients by State and County, 2014

Categories: Children,Disability,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Provides information about the number of recipients and benefits by state and county for the Supplemental Security Income program. From the Social Security Administration


SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2014

Categories: Children,Disability,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Describes and provides statistics on the Supplemental Security Income program, including who receives benefits, recipient characteristics, disability and work incentives, awards, and denials. From the Social Security Administration


Food Choices and Store Proximity

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics

In 2010 nearly 10% of the U.S. population lived in low income areas more than one mile from the nearest supermarket. This report investigates the correlation between households that live in low-income areas and their purchases of 14 major food groups that vary in dietary quality. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Household Food Security in the United States in 2014

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

14% of American households were food insecure at least some time during 2014. The prevalence of very low food security was unchanged at 5.6%. Also provides information on location by state of food insecure households and participation in federal food programs. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


The Integration of Immigrants into American Society

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Health/Medical,Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family

Discusses aspects of life which improve and others which decline for immigrants as they try to become integrated into U.S. society. From the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine


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