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Women’s Earnings by Occupation

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics,Women

Chart which shows median earnings  of full-time, year-round workers in the past 12 months by sex and occupation.  Divided into three segments by occupations with 80% or more female workers, 45%-55% female workers, and 80% or more male workers.  From the Census Bureau


Improvements to Measuring Net Worth of Households: 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

The median net worth of American households in 2013 was $80,039. This report discusses what gets measured to determine net worth and includes charts to show the percentage of net worth represented by each type of asset.  From the Census Bureau


Monthly and Average Monthly Poverty Rates by Selected Demographic Characteristics: 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

Presents monthly and average monthly poverty rates in the U.S. and how they differ across such demographic characteristics as age, sex, race, and family status.  From the Census Bureau


An Introduction to Poverty Measurement

Categories: Income/Poverty

Discusses how poverty is measured by the U.S. government, the two standard measures–the Official Poverty Measure and the Supplemental Poverty Measure–and the history and background of these measures, including the HHS Poverty Guidelines.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Taxpayers with Zero Income Tax Liability: Trends Over Time and Across Income Levels

Categories: Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Taxes

About 44% of U.S. households pay no federal income tax.  This brief report examines the reasons for this situation and looks at variations, and the reasons for these variations, over time.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Federal Spending for Means-Tested Programs, 2007 to 2027

Estimates that, if current laws remain generally unchanged, federal spending for cash-assistance programs for people of low income would grow at an average annual rate of 5.5% over the coming decade.  The estimate covers such programs as Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (food stamps), student Pell grants and others.  From the Congressional Budget Office


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


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