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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Female Self-Employment in the United States: An Update to 2012

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2014/article/female-self-employment-in-the-united-states-an-update-to-2012.htm

Examines changes in the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of self-employed women over the 1993-2012 period.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Changes in U.S. Family Finances from 2010 to 2013: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances

Categories: Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Statistics

http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/bulletin/2014/pdf/scf14.pdf

Reveals substantial disparities in the U.S. in the evolution of income and net worth in the period 2010 to 2013.  From the Federal Reserve

 

The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2014

http://www.odu.edu/content/dam/odu/offices/economic-forecasting-project/docs/2014/2014-sor-final.pdf

Focuses on economic development in the region but includes sections on megachurches, migration data, homeless children, and vehicle tolls.  From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

 

Overview of Hospital Stays in the United States, 2012

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

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb180-Hospitalizations-United-States-2012.pdf

Covers characteristics of inpatient stays at U.S. community hospitals for three types of stays: medical, surgical, and maternal.  The characteristics include patient age, primary payer, and hospital region.  The average stay lasted 4.5 days and cost $10,400.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

American Housing Survey, National Summary Tables 2013

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/ahs/data/2013/national-summary-report-and-tables—ahs-2013.html

Presents summary statistical data for the national on such topics as single-family homes, apartments, manufactured housing, vacant units, housing costs, recent moves, and more.  Provides link to summary tables aggregated into a single Excel workbook.  From the Census Bureau

 

The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2013

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

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2014/demo/p60-251.pdf

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.

 

Depression and Obesity in the U.S. Adult Household Population, 2005-2010

Categories: Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db167.pdf

Examines the relationship between obesity and depression, the use of antidepressant medications, and gender/race/ethnicity implications.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Short-Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlook (STEO)

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/steo/pdf/steo_full.pdf

Predicts falling winter home heating and gasoline retail prices. Includes projected winter fuel expenditures by fuel and region.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

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