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Distribution of Household Wealth in the U.S.: 2000 to 2011

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/people/wealth/files/Wealth%20distribution%202000%20to%202011.pdf

Median net worth increased for U.S. households in the top 40% of income brackets between 2000 and 2011 but decreased for households in the bottom 60%.  The result was a widening wealth gap between those at the top and those in the middle to bottom of the net worth distribution.  Includes details on distribution of household wealth by socio-economic characteristics.  From the Census Bureau

 

Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2013

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Education,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsrace2013.pdf

Describes the labor force characteristics and earnings patterns among the largest race and ethnicity groups in the U.S.   From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Annual Report on the Federal Work Force Part II: Work Force Statistics, Fiscal Year 2011

http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/reports/fsp2011_2/upload/fsp2011_2.pdf

Provides statistical information about the diversity of the federal work force including race and ethnicity data and pay level.  From the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

 

Expenditures on Children by Families, 2013

Categories: Children,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/Publications/CRC/crc2013.pdf

Presents the most recent estimates of the cost of raising a child from birth to age 17 by type of family, region of country, and income level of family.  Estimates a middle-income family will spend about $245,000 or $304,000 adjusted for projected inflation.  From the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

A Year of Action: Progress Report on Raising the Minimum Wage

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Presidency

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/minimum_wage_report2.pdf

Details progress made in trying to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, despite opposition in Congress, through actions of localities, state officials, businesses, and the president.  From the Executive Office of the President

 

Relationship of Income and Health Care Coverage to Receipt of Recommended Clinical Preventive Services by Adults—United States,2011-2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6331a2.htm

Finds that having health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act or having higher income was associated with higher rates of receiving a set of six basic health preventive services. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Supplemental Appendix to the Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/2013-report-economic-well-being-us-households-supplemental-appendix-201407.pdf

Provides supplemental tables by demographic and socioeconomic characteristics.  From the Federal Reserve

 

Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Income/Poverty

http://www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/2013-report-economic-well-being-us-households-201407.pdf

Describes the results of a new consumer survey, the Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking, to obtain a snapshot of the financial and economic well-being of U.S. households and the issues they face, as well as to measure their recovery from the economic recession and identify risks to their financial stability.  From the Federal Reserve

 

 

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