Category Business-Economics-Finance

2010 National and State Costs of Excessive Alcohol Consumption

2010 National and State Costs of Excessive Alcohol Consumption Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine Introduction Excessive alcohol use cost the U.S. $223.5 billion in 2006. Given economic shifts in the U.S. since 2006, more-current estimates are needed to help inform the planning of prevention strategies. Methods From March 2012 to March 2014, the 26 […]

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2014

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2014 Source: U.S. Census Bureau The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that in 2014, there was no statistically significant change from 2013 in either real median household income or the official poverty rate. At the same time, the percentage of people without health insurance coverage […]

A crisis in student loans? How changes in the characteristics of borrowers and in the institutions they attended contributed to rising loan defaults

A crisis in student loans? How changes in the characteristics of borrowers and in the institutions they attended contributed to rising loan defaults Source: Brookings Institution This paper examines the rise in student loan delinquency and default drawing on a unique set of administrative data on federal student borrowing, matched to earnings records from de- […]

Private Health Insurance: The Range of Premiums and Plan Availability for Individuals in 2014 and 2015

Private Health Insurance: The Range of Premiums and Plan Availability for Individuals in 2014 and 2015 Source: Government Accountability Office As of 2014, key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) resulted in the establishment of health insurance exchanges in each state and changed how insurers determined health insurance premiums. Individual market […]

Global AgeWatch Index

Global AgeWatch Index Source: HelpAge International From press release (Word): Today (Wednesday 9 September 2015), HelpAge International is launching the Global AgeWatch Index 2015, ranking 96 countries according to the social and economic well-being of older people. The Index represents 91 per cent of people aged 60 and over, some 901 million people, measuring the […]

Beige Book – September 2, 2015

Beige Book – September 2, 2015 Source: Federal Reserve Board Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicate economic activity continued expanding across most regions and sectors during the reporting period from July to mid-August. Six Districts cited moderate growth while New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Kansas City, and Dallas reported modest increases in activity. The […]

Occupational Wage Declines Since the Great Recession

Occupational Wage Declines Since the Great Recession Source: National Employment Law Project In this data brief, we examine real wage declines for U.S. workers based on their occupations. Previous research has used a variety of other data sources and measures to examine change in real earnings. Our analysis relies on data from the Occupational Employment […]