March 21, 2014

Data Feed: City/country political divide, long-term unemployment, educational inequality

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

Politics
How where we live deepens nation’s political divide, The Wall Street Journal
Americans prioritize protecting environment over economic growth, Gallup
Clinton’s top selling point in 2016: first female president, Gallup
Majority opposes employer opt-out from contraception mandate, NBC News/WSJ

Economy
Unemployment fell in most metro areas over past year, BLS
Who are the long-term unemployed and what happens to them? Brookings
Map: How much stimulus spending did your district receive?, Washington Post
Houston leads metro areas on job creation index, Gallup
Wages booming in some industries, but many workers left behind, The Wall Street Journal
It’s not just the poor who are living paycheck to paycheck, Washington Post
Veterans’ unemployment edges down but remains high, Associated Press
36% of U.S. workers have less than $1,000 in retirement savings, EBRI
Trends in economic inequality and how tax policy can reduce it, Urban Institute
Symposium on economic inequality and opportunity, American Enterprise Institute


Health & Society
Roundup of opinion polling on healthcare reform, American Enterprise Institute
Racial and geographic disparities in tuberculosis rates persist, CDC
95% of tuberculosis deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, WHO
Data finds racial pattern of inequity in educational opportunity, U.S. Dept. of Education
Upper-income students rely more on magazine rankings to pick colleges, ACE

International
If China’s economy sneezes, sub-Saharan Africa may catch cold, Intl. Monetary Fund
How South Ossetians, Abkhazians, Transnistrians feel about joining Russia, WashPost

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