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Geographical Mobility: 2005 to 2010
This report examines data based on the 5-year migration question from the March 2010 CPS.


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Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE): 2011 Highlights
SAIPE produces poverty and median household income estimates as well as single-year poverty estimates for the school-age population and school districts.


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Food Stamp/SNAP Receipt for Households by State: 2010 and 2011
This report presents data on food stamp/SNAP receipt at the national and state levels based on the 2010 and 2011 American Community Survey (ACS).


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Poverty and Shared Households by State: 2011
This brief uses data from the American Community Survey (ACS) to explore the growth in shared households at the state level between 2007 and 2011.


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Public Assistance Receipt in Past 12 Months for Households: 2010, 2011
This report presents data on public assistance receipt at the national and state levels based on the 2010 and the 2011 American Community Survey (ACS).


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The Research SUPPLEMENTAL POVERTY MEASURE: 2011
This report describes research on the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM). It also identifies several major weaknesses of the current poverty measure.


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Field of Degree and Earnings by Selected Characteristics: 2011
Information about the field or major of bachelor’s degrees, earnings, and selected employment characteristics for the population aged 25 and over.


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Work-Life Earnings by Field of Degree and Occupation
This brief explores the relationship between how far one goes in school (educational attainment) and how much money one might make over the course of a career.


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Household Income for States: 2010 and 2011
Estimates from the 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) and the 2011 ACS show household income continues to decline.


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Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the U.S.: 2011
This report presents data on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the United States.


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Poverty: 2010 and 2011
This report, using data from the 2010 and 2011 American Community Surveys, compares poverty rates for the nation, states and large metro areas.


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Participation in Government Programs, 2004 to 2007 and 2009
This report examines means-tested program participation rates and the extent to which the programs are used.


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Household Composition and Economic Well-Being: 2007-2010
This report analyzes and describes “household sharing,” a process by which people join or combine households.


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Cross-Country Study of Health and Well-Being of Older Populations
The world’s population is aging, primarily as a function of declining fertility, coupled with increasing life expectancy.


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Household Income Inequality Within U.S. Counties: 2006-2010
Measures of household income inequality for counties in the United States, based on data pooled from 5 years (2006 to 2010) of American Community Survey data.

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