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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


Education Department Releases New Graduate Earnings Data for Career College Programs

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Press release with links to spreadsheet of statistics.  Shows typical earnings of graduates of thousands of career training programs offered in the U.S.  Finds that graduates  of programs at public colleges and universities fare better than those who attend comparable programs at for-profit institutions.  From the U.S. Department of Education


Local Area Personal Income: 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Reports that personal income grew in 2,552 counties, fell in 548, and was unchanged in 13.   Incomes rose more in metropolitan than nonmetropolitan areas.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


Family Options Study: 3-Year Impacts of Housing and Services Interventions for Homeless Families

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Income/Poverty,Urban Issues

Presents results of a lengthy study on the most cost-effective ways to house and serve homeless families.  Tracks 2,200 families and concludes that a long-term subsidy, usually a Housing Choice voucher, led to the best outcomes for reducing homelessness.  From the Department of Housing and Urban Development


Health Care Access and Utilization Among Adults Aged 18-64, by Poverty Level: United States, 2013-2015

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

Tracks the effect of the Affordable Care Act on health insurance coverage in the U.S.  The percentage of adults who were poor and uninsured decreased from 40% to 26%, the near-poor from 39% to 24%, and the not-poor from 12% to 8%.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Electorate Profiles: Selected Characteristics of the Citizens, 18 and Older Population

Categories: Education-Higher,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

A set of statistical tables showing estimates of the voting age population broken down by demographic characteristics, including age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, household income, college education and poverty status,  for each state and congressional district.  From the Census Bureau


Characteristics of Safety-Net Hospitals, 2014

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

Examines the nature and workload of safety-net hospitals—those which provide health care to patients with no insurance  or with Medicaid.  Includes the lengths of stays, the types of services provided, and the costs.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


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