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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Expenditures on Admissions to the Arts, Movies, Sporting Events, and other Entertainment

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Athletics/Exercise,Libraries/Museums,Prices/Inflation,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2017/expenditures-on-arts-movies-sporting-events-and-other-entertainments-and-recreational-activities/pdf/expenditures-on-arts-movies-sporting-events-and-other-entertainments-and-recreational-activities.pdf

In 2015 Americans spent an average of $652 on fees and admissions for entertainment.  The figures do not include spending on out-of-town events because of inadequacies in the data.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

2017-18 Tuition and Fees Report: Tuition and Fees at Virginia’s State-Supported Colleges and Universities

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.schev.edu/docs/default-source/Reports-and-Studies/2017/tuition-and-fees-report-2017-18d557ba50bece61aeb256ff000079de01.pdf

Finds an average increase of 5.4% in tuition and mandatory fees in Fall 2017.  Also covers tuition and fee trends in Virginia over the past 25 years, trends in tuition increases at the national level, and tables with individual institutional charges.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2017: Estimates of Diabetes and Its Burden in the United States

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pdfs/data/statistics/national-diabetes-statistics-report.pdf

Estimates that 30.3 million Americans of all ages had diabetes or 9.4% of the U.S. population and cost factors were estimated to be $345 billion. Also details incidence of diabetes by demographic characteristics and geographic factors.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2016-17; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2015-16; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2015-16: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017075.pdf

A preliminary look at current costs, degrees awarded, and persistence in higher education.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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

 

Trends in Hospital Inpatient Stays in the United States, 2005-2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb225-Inpatient-US-Stays-Trends.pdf

Covers trends in hospital utilization and costs from 2005 to 2014 as well as the most common diagnoses for hospital inpatient stays during these years.  Trends are tracked by hospitalization cause, cost, and patient characteristics. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

The Cost of Care: New Insights into Healthcare Spending Growth

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-6/pdf/cost-of-care.pdf

Introduces a new approach to measuring health care costs–spending to treat particular diseases.  This article examines the reasons for reporting by disease rather than by service and explains the reasons behind the spending growth for each disease.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

2017 Capital Spending Report: U.S. Capital Spending Patterns 2006-2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/library/publications/2017/econ/2017-csr.html

Information on expenditures for all new and used structures and equipment by all U.S nonfarm businesses.  Shows trends by business sectors.  From the Census Bureau

 

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