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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Financial Well-Being in America

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Statistics

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/documents/201709_cfpb_financial-well-being-in-America.pdf

Presents findings of a survey on the financial lives of Americans with financial well-being scores for the U.S. adult population overall and selected groups. The survey covered household and family characteristics, savings, and financial skills.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

SSI Recipients by State and County, 2016

Categories: Children,Disability,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_sc/2016/index.html

Covers the number of recipients by state or county, eligibility category, and amount of payments for the Supplemental Security Income Program during 2016.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Earnings and Child Support Participation Among Reentering Fathers

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Income/Poverty

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/257731/MFSIPChildSupport.pdf

Presents findings on pre- and post-incarceration wages and child support participation.  Finds that most men who were or had been in the corrections systems stayed connected with the child support system but that pre- and post-incarceration earnings were not sufficient to avoid poverty.

From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Deprtment of Health and Human Services.

 

Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Sixteenth Report to Congress

Categories: Births/Deaths,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/257521/WelfareIndicators.pdf

Covers 10 indicators and predictors of welfare dependence.  Reveals that more than half (56%) of TANF and SNAP recipients are in the labor force and that the share of the population receiving more than half of their income from welfare benefits (4.9% or 15.5 million persons) has declined from recent peaks in 2010.  Also covers poverty rate, food insecurity, and births to unmarried women.  From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services.

(births/deaths     food/nutrition     income/poverty     labor/employment     statistics     welfare/social services)

K-12 Education: High School Sports Access and Participation

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Education,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Women

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/687164.pdf

Reviews participation rates in high school sports by certain types of school characteristics and by  gender.  Finds that at the majority of schools the participation rate in sports for girls was lower than for boys.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

 

 

Income and Poverty in the United States: 2016

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

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/P60-259.pdf

Presents data on income, earnings, income inequality, and poverty in the U.S.  Median household income was $59,039 which surpasses the previous high set in 1999.and represents a 3.2% increase over the 2015 figure.  The official poverty rate was 12.7%.  From the Census Bureau

 

Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2016

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/womens-earnings/2016/home.htm

Finds that women’s earnings in 2016 were 82% of those of male counterparts who were also full-time workers.  In the first year of such data (1979)  women’s earnings were 62% of men’s earnings; most of the growth in women’s earnings occurred in the 1980s and 1990s.  Covers earnings by age group, race/ethnicity, educational attainment, occupation, state of residence, and for those with and without children under 18.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

The Effects of Terminating Payments for Cost-Sharing Reductions

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

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53009-costsharingreductions.pdf

Attempts to estimate what would happen to insurance markets if the federal government were to end reimbursement payments to insurers for offering discounts to low-income customers under the Affordable Care Act.  Foresees possible 20% increase in premiums in first year.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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