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New U.S. Census Bureau Data Links College Degrees and Earnings

Categories: Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Press release announcing the availability of the first data sets from a program on labor market outcomes for college graduates.  The initial data covers students who graduated from the University of Texas System.  From the Census Bureau


Debt After College: Employment, Enrollment, and Student-Reported Stress and Outcomes

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

Provides estimates of financial, employment, and enrollment outcomes in the four years following graduation for students with various levels of student loan debt.  Offers the amount students borrowed, ratio of loan payment to monthly salary, occupation, bachelor’s degree major, postbaccalaureate enrollment characteristics, and demographic characteristics. From the National Center for Education Statistics


Secretary Carson Proposes Rent Reform

Categories: Headlines,Housing/Homelessness,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Welfare/Social Services

Press release announcing reforms of subsidized housing policies, which include increases in rental fees and easier means for housing authorities to impose work requirements. From the Housing and Urban Development Department


New U.S. Census Bureau Data Links College Degrees and Earnings

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

Press release which announces first release of data sets on labor market outcomes for college graduates.  The graduate earnings data provide national statistics on annual earnings for graduates by major field, degree level, institution, and graduation cohort.  Includes links to data sets.  From the Census Bureau


Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers, 2017

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Presents highlights and statistics about the workers who earned at or below the federal minimum wage in 2017 including demographic characteristics, education, marital status, occupation, industry, full or part-time work status, and state of residence.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


The Food Assistance Landscape: FY 2017 Annual Report

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

Examines trends in U.S. food and nutrition assistance programs through FY2017.  Also covers trends in the prevalence and severity of food insecurity in U.S. households and the contribution of SNAP benefits to household food spending.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin 2017

One of the major annual federal government statistical publications.  Offers statistics and annual information on many social service programs including Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Unemployment Insurance, Workers’ Compensation, and Disability programs.  From the Social Security Administration


The Distribution of Household Income, 2014

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Taxes,Welfare/Social Services

Includes sections on the distribution of household income in the U.S., trends in household income/means-tested transfers/federal taxes, and trends in income inequality.  From the Congressional Budget Office


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