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Food Insecurity, Chronic Disease, and Health Among Working-Age Adults

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/84467/err-235.pdf?v=42942

Looks at the connections between food security and health among working age adults living at or below the U.S. poverty level.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Hispanic Household Spending in 2015

Categories: Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-6/pdf/hispanic-household-spending-in-2015.pdf

Finds that households with a reference person of Hispanic or Latino origin comprised 13% of the nationally representative Consumer Expenditure Survey, up from 10% in 2005.  Average expenditures by Hispanic households were $47,600 in 2015.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Medicaid Expansion: Behavioral Health Treatment Use in Selected States in 2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Mental Health

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-17-529

Since behavioral health conditions disproportionately affect low-income people, this study looks at how Medicaid expansion in four states affected treatment for those enrolled under the Affordable Care Act. From the Government Accountability Office

 

The Effects of Energy Price Shocks on Household Food Security in Low-Income Households

Categories: Energy,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/84241/err-233.pdf?v=42928

Estimates the effects of unexpected price changes in gasoline, natural gas, and electricity on household food security over the years 2000 to 2014.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

International Food Security Assessment, 2017-2027

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

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/84128/gfa-28.pdf?v=42914

Predicts a decrease in the share of food-insecure people in low- and middle-income countries from 17.7% in 2017 to 8.9% in 2027.  Also attempts to predict the food gap, a measure of the depth of food insecurity.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Children’s Food Security and USDA Child Nutrition Programs

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

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/84003/eib-174.pdf?v=42905

Updated statistics on food insecurity among American school children in 2014 and 2015.  Also discusses research on the effects of child nutrition programs on children’s food security and discusses recent developments in nutrition assistance for school-age children. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2014

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Medicare/Medicaid,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/eedata_sc/2014/index.html

Annual report which presents employment and earnings data by sex and age for people in employment covered by Social Security and Medicare.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Dynamics of Economic Well-being: Fluctuations in the U.S. Income Distribution: 2009-2012

Categories: Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p70-142.pdf

Examines changes in the annual income of some 113 million U.S. households during 2009 to   2012 and the factors that cause the changes.  Reports that income mobility declined between the periods 2004-2007 and 2009-2012.  From the Census Bureau

 

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