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Social Security Bulletin Archives

The Social Security Bulletin (ISSN 1937-4666) is published quarterly by the Social Security Administration, Washington, DC. The Bulletin is prepared in the Office of Retirement and Disability Policy, Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics, and digital copies are available from 1938 to present. Older issues are in PDF and more recent issues are in HTML.… Continue Reading

A history of global living conditions in 5 charts

“A recent survey asked “All things considered, do you think the world is getting better or worse, or neither getting better nor worse?”. In Sweden 10% thought things are getting better, in the US they were only 6%, and in Germany only 4%. Very few people think that the world is getting better. What is… Continue Reading

2017 Economic Report of the President

Economic Report of the President January 2017 together with the Annual Report of the Council of Economic Advisers “As the 2017 Economic Report of the President goes to press, the United States is eight years removed from the onset of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Over the two terms of the Obama… Continue Reading

Child Care: Access to Subsidies and Strategies to Manage Demand Vary Across States

Child Care: Access to Subsidies and Strategies to Manage Demand Vary Across States, GAO-17-60: Published: Dec 15, 2016. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 2016. “According to GAO’s analysis of nationwide data for an average month in 2011-2012 approximately 8.6 million children under age 13 were estimated to be eligible for subsidies under the Child Care and… Continue Reading

Census Bureau Releases 2015 Income and Poverty Estimates for All Counties

“Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released the latest findings from its Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates program. The program provides the only up-to-date, single-year income and poverty statistics for all counties and school districts — roughly 3,140 counties and over 13,000 school districts nationally. The tables provide statistics on the number of people in… Continue Reading

New Census Data Show Differences Between Urban and Rural Populations

“People who live in rural areas are more likely to own their own homes, live in their state of birth and have served in the military than their urban counterparts, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey…As the nation’s largest household survey, the American Community Survey is the only… Continue Reading

Brookings Report – The Wealthy-Hand-to-Mouth

“In “The Wealthy-Hand-to-Mouth,” authors Greg Kaplan of Princeton University, Giovanni Violante of New York University and Justin Weidner of Princeton University find that both the wealthy hand-to-mouth (those with little or no liquid wealth but substantial holdings of illiquid assets – those that carry a transaction cost to access, such as housing, large durables, or… Continue Reading

Pew – Information Overload

“A new Pew Research Center survey finds that, for the most part, the large majority of Americans do not feel that information overload is a problem for them. Some 20% say they feel overloaded by information, a decline from the 27% figure from a decade ago, while 77% say they like having so much information… Continue Reading

Renters More Likely to Be Food Insecure Than Homeowners

“About 10.5 million American households, or roughly 8.9 percent, reported that in the past month their access to adequate food was limited by a lack of money and other resources, according to new 2015 American Housing Survey statistics released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau.… Continue Reading

The poverty rate has improved, but inequality is still dragging our economy down

Eduardo Porter – New York Times – Richer but Not Better Off: “In some ways, the United States looks more like a poor unequal country in the developing world than a rich industrialized nation: relatively small middle class and a bigger share of rich and of poor than in any advanced country. This is not… Continue Reading

Selected Characteristics of the Citizen Voting-Age Population

“The U.S. Census Bureau released today selected characteristics of the citizen voting-age population from the 2015 American Community Survey for all U.S. states and congressional districts. These characteristics include selected age groups, sex, race, Hispanic origin, educational attainment, poverty status and household income.” Continue Reading

Ranking Gender Inequality in All 50 States

24/7 Wall St review of gender equality in all 50 states: “Perhaps the most egregious component of gender inequality in the U.S. is the wage gap. Though the severity of the wage gap varies by state, nationwide, the typical woman working full time earns 80 cents for every dollar a man earns. No state has… Continue Reading