Category Archives: Government Statistics

– New US Bureau of Labor Statistics Report on Women’s Earnings – August 21, 2018

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has recently released their annual report on women’s earning – Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2017 (BLS Report 1075, August 2018, .pdf, HTML, and Excel format, 153p.). The report utilized data from the Current … Continue reading

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New NCHS Report Highlights Fertility Measures From the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) – July 11, 2018

– New NCHS Report Highlights Fertility Measures From the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) – July 11, 2018 The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has recently released a new report that hightlights new fertility measures derived from the … Continue reading

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New NCHS Report on Co-habitation — June 4, 2018

New NCHS report on co-habitation — June 4, 2018 The National Center for Health Statistics has published a new report “A Demographic, Attitudinal, and Behavioral Profile of Cohabiting Adults in the United States, 2011–2015.” The report, written by Colleen Nugent … Continue reading

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U.S. National Center for Health Statistics Report on the Vital Statistics System

The National Center for Health Statistics recently released a report, “The U.S. National Vital Statistics System: Transitioning Into the 21st Century, 1990–2017: Programs and Collection Procedures”, that highlights changes to the National Vital Statistics System. This system contains data, publications, … Continue reading

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New National Academies Press publication on 2014 SIPP Redesign

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has recently published the final version of The 2014 Redesign of the Survey of Income and Program Participation: An Assessment (2018). The Survey of Income and Participation (SIPP) is a national survey conducted … Continue reading

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“Are these data for me?”

The Distance Learning Dataset Training (DLDT) system designed by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is an online, interactive tool to introduce many NCES datasets to data users. Two types of DLDT modules are available: common modules and dataset-specific … Continue reading

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Crime and Safety in U.S. Public Schools

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) published a First Look report on crime, violence, discipline, and safety in U.S. public schools. This report can be downloaded from http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2017122. It presents findings from the 2015–16 School Survey on Crime and … Continue reading

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Early Millennials: The Sophomore Class of 2002 a Decade Later

This Statistical Analysis Report was released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) on June 29.  It uses data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002, a multifaceted survey designed to study the 2002 sophomore cohort’s transition from adolescence … Continue reading

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China’s Economic Data: An Accurate Reflection, or Just Smoke and Mirrors?

This article by Michael T. Owyang and Hannah Shell at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis examines China’s economic data. They address the widespread skepticism of Chinese official economic data and offer some alternative measures of China’s economic growth. https://www.stlouisfed.org/~/media/Publications/Regional-Economist/2017/Second_quarter_2017/China.pdf

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