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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.

 

The Effects of Unemployment Benefits on Unemployment and Labor Force Participation: Evidence from 35 Years of Benefits Extensions

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/2014/201465/201465pap.pdf

Finds that extended benefits increased the unemployment rate slightly in the most recent recession but did not affect the labor force participation rate.  From the Federal Reserve

 

Noncitizen Eligibility for Federal Public Assistance: Policy Overview and Trends

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Medicare/Medicaid,Welfare/Social Services

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL33809.pdf?

Examines the degree to which residents of the U.S. who are not citizens are eligible for assistance from the four major federal means-tested benefit programs: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, Supplemental Security Income, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and Medicaid.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Fast Facts and Figures about Social Security, 2014

Categories: Elderly,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/chartbooks/fast_facts/2014/fast_facts14.pdf

Current program information and data about the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Programs.  From the Social Security Administration

 

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and Zip Code, 2013

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_zip/2013/oasdi_zip13.pdf

Presents basic program data on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state, Social Security field office, and zip code.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Virginia Independence Program for State Fiscal Year 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Welfare/Social Services

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD2342014/$file/RD234.pdf

Describes Virginia’s social welfare programs funded under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and provides statistics by locality.  From the Department of Social Services

 

SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2013

Categories: Children,Disability,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_asr/2013/ssi_asr13.pdf

Annual statistical report on the Supplemental Security Income  program which provides a minimum level of income for needy aged, blind, or disabled individuals.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Household Food Security in the United States in 2013

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1565415/err173.pdf

Estimates that 14.3% of American households were having trouble feeding their families at some time during the year and that 5.6% had eating pattern disruptions because of lack of money.  Also presents statistics on characteristics of food insecure households and household spending on food.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

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