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

Categories: Business/Economics,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

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


The Debt Burden of Bachelor’s Degree Recipients

Categories: Education-Higher,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Provides statistics on the increasing amount of debt owed by those graduating in the U.S. with bachelor’s degrees, but also on the lifetime earnings premium of those obtaining such degrees.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Consumer Expenditures in 2015

Categories: Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Shows average expenditures, income, and characteristics for so-called consumer units by various characteristics such as age, size of unit, number of earners, housing tenure, urban/rural area, occupation, highest education level, and more.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


An Analysis of Private-Sector Prices for Hospital Admissions

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Compares hospital insurance rates of commercial plans with those of Medicare fee-for-service plans and finds that Medicare rates were on average 47% lower than commercial rates with variations across metro areas and across hospitals within metro areas.  From the Congressional Budget Office


The Years Before School: Children’s Nonparental Care Arrangements From 2001 to 2012

Categories: Children,Education,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Examines the pre-school care arrangements for children from birth through age 5 including different types of care, time spent by children in care, and out-of-pocket costs for parents.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenses for Medical Services, by Insurance Coverage, 2000-2014

Categories: Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Examines spending on health insurance premiums including the percentage of persons with out-of-pocket payments among those with health expenses, the out-of-pocket payment as a percentage of a person’s expenses, and the average amount paid out of pocket per person. Also shows results for the elderly and non-elderly.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Graduation Rates for Selected Cohorts, 2007-2012; Student Financial Aid, Academic Year 2014-2015; and Admissions in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2015: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Covers the per cent of students completing bachelor’s or equivalent degrees within 6 years of enrollment, the average cost of attendance and net price of attendance after financial aid, and the numbers of applications, acceptances, and enrollments. From the National Center for Education Statistics


Spending Habits of Urban Consumers and “Blue Collar” Consumers Living in Urban Areas, 1984 and 2015.

Categories: Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Compares spending and budget allocations of all urban consumers (CPI-U) with those of wage earners or clerical workers in urban areas (CPI-W).  Covers the differences in major spending categories and specific categories of general interest.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


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