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Category Archives: Poverty

NYT – Trump’s Health Plan Would Convert Medicaid to Block Grants

Robert Pear – Trump’s Health Plan Would Convert Medicaid to Block Grants, Aide Says – “President Trump’s plan to replace the Affordable Care Act will propose giving each state a fixed amount of federal money in the form of a block grant to provide health care to low-income people on Medicaid, a top adviser to… Continue Reading

The Online Atlas of Urban Expansion

“The Atlas of Urban Expansion, an open-source online resource with maps, satellite images, and data on spatial changes in cities around the world, has been revised and updated. The new database is a partnership of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, UN-Habitat, and New York University, The Atlas of Urban Expansion now features a global… Continue Reading

Human Rights Watch World Report 2017

“In the 687-page World Report, its 27th edition, Human Rights Watch reviews human rights practices in more than 90 countries. In his introductory essay, Executive Director Kenneth Roth writes that a new generation of authoritarian populists seeks to overturn the concept of human rights protections, treating rights not as an essential check on official power… Continue Reading

2015 American Housing Survey Statistics for Selected Metropolitan Areas

“This release of statistics from the 2015 American Housing Survey includes summary tables for the 15 largest metropolitan areas and 10 additional metropolitan areas.  The 2015 American Housing Survey examined many characteristics, including: Housing costs for owners and renters. Remodeling and repair frequency. Reasons for moving. Additionally, the latest survey data provide statistics about: Food… Continue Reading

Over 1,000 American communities have four times the lead poisoning that Flint does

Sarah Lazare – Salon.com. December 30, 2016:  “Flint’s lead-poisoned water crisis, which erupted in 2014, shined a global spotlight on the dangerous confluence of austerity, poverty and environmental racism. A new in-depth investigation by Reuters finds that Flint is far from alone, with nearly 3,000 areas nationwide facing lead poisoning rates “at least double those… Continue Reading

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