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Computer and Internet Use in the United States: 2013

Categories: Headlines,Population/Census,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

Provides household and individual level information on computer use and Internet access in the U.S.  Estimates that 78% of people in U.S. households had a high-speed Internet connection in 2013 but finds differences in speed of access by demographic characteristics.  From the Census Bureau


Employment Status and Occupations of Gulf War-Era Veterans

Categories: Defense/Military,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics

Examines the employment record and occupations pursued of veterans from the 1990s Gulf War era and those who served following 2001 (classified as Gulf War II veterans).  Also examines differences in demographic characteristics between the two groups.  From the Census Bureau


Fathers, Children, and the Intergenerational Transmission of Employers

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Population/Census

Documents the tendency of fathers, especially high-earning fathers,  in the U.S. to share employers with their sons and daughters.  From the Census Bureau


Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Poverty 2009-2012

Categories: Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

A set of 8 tables which traces  a sample of U.S. residents and examines how many of them were poor during at least some portion of the sample time period.  Also looks at length of poverty duration, entrance to and exit from poverty and how many stayed poor throughout the period.  From the Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request: The American Community Survey Content Review Results

Categories: Population/Census

Request for comment about seven questions, included in the past on the American Community Survey, but targeted for removal from future questionnaires,  From the Census Bureau


Coresident Grandparents and Their Grandchildren: 2012

Categories: Children,Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

Explores the complexity of households in which grandparents and grandchildren live together including characteristics of the grandchildren and grandparents who live in the same household and historic changes in such arrangements.  From the Census Bureau



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


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