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Econ 154: Economics of Discrimination: Poverty & Social


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Geobase. Article database focusing on human and physical geography (select Geobase).  Unique coverage of non-English language and less readily available publications making this a good source for the multidisciplinary international literature.

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Key Data Sources

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2010. U.S. Social Security Administration. Statistical information about Social Security payouts, Medicare, Medicaid, and other benefits programs.  Statistics and other information on child poverty.

County-Level Unemployment and Median Household Income. State and county unemployment and median household income.

Data Planet.  Comprehensive US statistical database that also includes some international data, e.g. from the World Bank and IMF. Excellent place to start.

Eurostat. Publications and statistics from the EU, with data in population, health, socio-economic, and much more. 

Health Insurance Main.  Includes the most recent Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States report, highlights, and current and historical tables.

Income Main. From the US Census Bureau. Includes the most recent Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States report, highlights, and current and historical tables.

Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States. Presents data on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the United States based on information collected in the Current Population Survey.

Local Area Personal Income.  U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Personal income, compensation, employment, and wages. National region, state, MSA, and county statistics from 1969 to latest.

OECD iLibrary.  The statistics section includes data on taxation, health care, employment, social expenditures, and many other policy indicators.

Poverty Main. From the US Census Bureau. Statistics and surveys on poverty in America. Includes the most recent Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States.

Social Explorer. Current and historical census data and other demographic information, such as religious organizations. Web interface lets users create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze and  demographic and social change

United States Census Bureau.  The principal source of periodic U.S demographic data. Major programs include the Census of Population and Housing available via American Factfinder and the American Community Survey.

World's Top Income Database.  Top income share time series over the long-run for more than twenty countries to date, primarily from countries in Europe, North America and Developed Asia.

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