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A Better Economy for All Generations

Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.25.2016 | Home
Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D.

The recent Census Bureau report on income and poverty contained encouraging news for people of all ages: Incomes rose and poverty declined for all gen...

Morning In America Delivered By Democrats

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.19.2016 | Home
Leo W. Gerard

Nine years after the Great Recession began during the tax- and regulation-slashing Bush administration, some startlingly good economic news arrived from Washington, D.C., last week.

Emerging From The Great Recession

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.15.2016 | Home
Chris Weigant

There was some rather important economic news yesterday, which could be summed up as "things are getting better."

Our 'Country Club,' Tis of Thee?

Kathay Feng | Posted 04.12.2016 | Home
Kathay Feng

Lately, Ed Blum's name has been everywhere. At least, when it comes to Supreme Court cases. Whether it is affirmative action, voting rights, or redistricting, Blum has been leading a well-funded effort to limit who has representation in our democracy.

Financial Access and Services Are Essential for Immigrant Integration

National Council of La Raza | Posted 11.18.2016 | Home
National Council of La Raza

Many Hispanic families lack access to safe and affordable credit or know their credit score, which often results in people seeking high-cost alternative financial services like check cashing or payday loans or relying on family and friends for financial help.

New Census Data Shows The Poor Are Still Poor

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 09.16.2015 | Home

There's new data out today on incomes and poverty based on the Current Population Survey conducted jointly by the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labo...

Map: Which States Illinoisans Moved to the Most

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.30.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

New research from Northern Illinois University's Center for Governmental Studies (CGS) found that Illinois lost nearly 10,000 citizens between 2013 and 2014. This was the largest decline in absolute numbers of any state in the nation.

Michael McAuliff

Republican Co-Chair Of The R&D Caucus Only Likes Certain Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.18.2015 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Culberson, the new Republican co-chair of the Congressional Research and Development Caucus, doesn't necessarily value all res...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Demands A Cheaper, Better Census, But Won't Fund It

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.11.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Congress has been demanding an overhauled, cheaper census for the last five years, but the spending bill unveiled Tuesday night fails to...

Will Congress Shortchange the Census?

Arloc Sherman | Posted 01.18.2015 | Home
Arloc Sherman

Under pressure from Congress to cut costs, Census has committed to conduct the 2020 census for the same cost as the 2010 census, despite inflation, population growth, and the growing tendency of busy Americans to ignore surveys.

When "at First glance" Deserves a Second Look

Ellie Hollander | Posted 12.24.2014 | Home
Ellie Hollander

This particular measure, which usually takes a back seat to the official poverty rate in the news and media reports, paints a far more realistic portrait of what seniors in America are really experiencing.

On the 'A' w/Souleo: New TV Series Explores America By The Numbers

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 12.01.2014 | Home
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

The series launches on October 2 on WORLD Channel and October 4 on PBS, with the episode "Mainstream USA," which looks at how the small town of Clarkston, Georgia is negotiating increased diversity levels.

2013 Census Data on Poverty, Income Tells a Story About Our Priorities

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 11.17.2014 | Home
Tiziana Dearing

It turns out, we get results in the places we invest. The question is, are we investing in the right places?

Economy Strengthened Too Slowly in 2013 to Help Many Middle- and Low-Income People

Bob Greenstein | Posted 11.16.2014 | Home
Bob Greenstein

Today's Census data provide fresh evidence that the economy strengthened in 2013, but too slowly to improve the living standards of many middle- and low-income Americans.

Feds: No, Seriously, The 2012 Jobs Data Wasn't Faked

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON, May 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department found no evidence to support allegations that the monthly unemployment rate was manipulat...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Freak Out Over Wonky Census Change Because ... Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.16.2014 | Home

Republicans who have tried for years to hamstring detailed surveys by the U.S. Census Bureau were suddenly alarmed Tuesday over news that changes to o...

'You Are the Momma Now'

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 05.26.2014 | Home
The University of Central Florida Forum

I am a proud member of the sandwich generation. Sociologist Dorothy A. Miller coined the term in 1981 to classify people who care for their aging parent(s) while helping to support their own children.

Moving To A City Is SO Yesterday, Study Reveals

Posted 02.16.2014 | Home

The chic apartment in the always-awake city or the roomy colonial with the nice backyard? Well, despite what you may personally choose, there's a tren...

Republican House Leaders To Look Into Report On Faked Jobs Data

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - The Republican leader of a U.S. House of Representatives investigative committee asked the Census Bureau on Tuesday f...

Dear Congress, Want to Know About the New Poverty Rate? Ask a Working Mom

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 11.20.2013 | Home
Jeffrey Buchanan

"Want to know what my life is like? Then ask me," said Tianna Gaines-Turner, a childcare provider and mother of three from Philadelphia.

Latino Poverty Remains Too High Three Years Into Recovery: Latinos Want Good Jobs, Not Cuts

National Council of La Raza | Posted 11.19.2013 | Home
National Council of La Raza

Instead of helping, Congress is on the brink of enacting more job-killing budget cuts and slashing such lifelines as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps.

Jeffrey Young

This Number Is About To Decline Significantly

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.18.2013 | Home

The number of Americans with health insurance held steady in 2012, according to a Census Bureau report issued Tuesday morning. The number of insured A...

Parity and People: More Than the Numbers

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.25.2013 | Home
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Should there be more women in the senior ranks of organizations? Should men support that quest by fitting easily into -- and feeling respect in -- the role of caregiver? Should the numbers of opportunity reflect the gender makeup of the group. Yes.

States With The Most Dangerous Bridges

24/7 Wall St. | Samuel Weigley, Alexander E.M. Hess | Posted 06.29.2013 | Home

From 24/7 Wall St.: From rural covered passes to modern engineering marvels, bridges overcome natural obstacles and expedite transportation. Yet many ...

Government Surveys: How Statisticians Protect Your Identity

American Statistical Association | Posted 08.27.2013 | Home
American Statistical Association

Statisticians take data very seriously. We are data-control fanatics. We make sure your personal identifiers are deleted and the other data remains just that: a bunch of codes and numbers that don't identify you or connect you to the information you've provided.