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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

 

The Debt Burden of Bachelor’s Degree Recipients

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

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017436.pdf

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

https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/consumer-expenditures/2015/home.htm

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

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/workingpaper/52567-hospitalprices.pdf

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

 

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