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The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Provides information about the nation’s poverty rate according to the official measure and the supplemental poverty measure, which takes into account the effect of federal noncash benefits.  The official measure showed 45.8 million in poverty in 2013 while the SPM showed 48.7 million.  From the Census Bureau.


Global Drivers of Agricultural Demand and Supply

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Population/Census,Statistics

Explores the potential for future agricultural production to 2050 using a model-based analysis that takes into consideration commodity prices and projected population growth.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


The Foreign-Born Population from Africa: 2008-2012

Categories: Africa,Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics

Reports on trends in the number and percentage of the U.S. population that were born in Africa.  Also shows region of Africa and country of birth for the foreign-born African population in the U.S. and where they reside in the U.S.  From the Census Bureau


U.S. Census Bureau: Addressing Data Collection Vulnerabilities

Categories: Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics

Claims that the Current Population Survey is vulnerable to data falsification though the committee investigation did not show a link between alleged data falsification and the national unemployment rate.  From the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Joint Economic Committee


Labor Force Participation: Recent Developments and Future Prospects

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Population/Census

Examines the reasons for the continuing decline in the percentage of the population not participating in the labor force.  From the Federal Reserve Board


State to State Migration Flows: 2013

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics

An excel data file which shows flows of migration from origin state to destination state for people who moved in 2013.  From the Census Bureau


Household Characteristics of Opposite-Sex and Same-Sex Couple Households: ACS 2012

Categories: Children,Education,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Sex Issues,Statistics

An excel data file which compares married and unmarried same-sex and opposite-sex couple households by such characteristics as age, race, education attainment, employment status, presence of children in household, income, and home tenure.  From the Census Bureau


Poverty: 2012 and 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

A brief report from the American Community Survey 1-year data which compares poverty rates and the number of people in poverty for the nation, states, the District of Columbia, and large metro areas.  From the Census Bureau


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