March 4, 2014

Data Feed: Public support for minimum wage hike, suicidal tendencies, tech gender gap

A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers.

Politics
Dem. advantage on key issues doesn’t translate to midterm edge, topline, ABC News/Washington Post
Is the Democrats’ push on minimum wage working? Washington Post
Most voters in N.J., N.Y., Va. favor min. wage hiketopline, Roanoke/Rutgers/Siena
Conn. voters support state minimum wage hike 71%-25%, Quinnipiac
Virginians split on Obama’s job approval; 80% disapprove job Congress is doing, CNU
51% of N.C. voters oppose gay marriage, 40% support it, topline, Elon
Are the Democrats getting too liberal? Washington Post via Pew Research

Economy
White House spending projections vs. actual spending, The Washington Post
There is no gender gap in tech salaries, Quartz
February cold stalls auto-sales growth, Bloomberg

Health & Society
Study: Suicidal tendencies are evident before deployment, JAMA Psychiatry via New York Times
White women more likely to have out-of-hospital births than any other race/ethnicity, CDC
States with highest, lowest obesity rates, Gallup
Map: What brings Americans to the ER? The Atlantic
Interactive: Is there enough affordable housing in your county? Urban Institute
Rich, white, healthy people more likely to hate Obamacare, Urban Institute via The Atlantic
1 in 3 skilled nursing patients were harmed in treatment, HHS via ProPublica
Retirement security in an aging society, NBER
Quantifying policy tradeoffs to support aging populations, Demographic Research

International
Gender pay gap stagnates at 16.4% across Europe, European Commission
Do firms in developing countries grow as they age? World Bank
Chart: The cost of living around the world, The Economist

Random Sample
Interactive: How baby names spread across the U.S., Guardian

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Category: Data Feed

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