A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers.
NYC voters back Cuomo’s no-tax pre-K plan over de Blasio’s, Quinnipiac
New evidence for partisan media effects, Public Opinion Quarterly
U.K., Netherlands are top importers of U.S. coal…, The Wall Street Journal
…as more U.S. coal-fired power plants are scheduled to shut down, EIA
Which occupations have the oldest, youngest workers? BLS via DemoMemo
VCs not giving most tech startups big valuations out of the gate, The Wall Street Journal
Real spending on travel and tourism accelerated in 4Q 2013, Bureau of Economic Analysis
28% say now is a good time to find a quality job — highest in 6+ years, Gallup
Health & Society
Federal drug prosecutions fall to lowest level in over 13 years, TRAC Syracuse
Adolescent inhalant use fell 21% in 2012, SAMHSA
Social trust associated with intelligence, health & happiness, PLOS
Immigrant youth in Georgia lagging academically, Migration Policy Institute
Growth and diversification of immigrants at city, neighborhood levels, Urban Institute
Education, finances affect risk of heart disease more for women than men, U. Mich.
Panel: Mental health issues persist from N.J. victims of Sandy, Monmouth U.
Women might work less than men, but they also have less free time, Washington Post
Western banks lend billions to Russian businesses, CNN Money
Fertility rates falling in many developing countries, The Wall Street Journal
Less access to labor leads to lower productivity for Africa’s female farmers, World Bank