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Data Feed: Poverty trends, hospital readmissions, Hillary Clinton

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

Politics Hillary Clinton: How she’s fared in the polls, Politico Interactive: State of the states 2014, Stateline – Pew Charitable Trusts The 2014 ballot boxes, The Economist

Economics U.S. consumer spending in December highest since 2008, Gallup Waging war on poverty: Historical trends, National Bureau of Economic Research Offbeat dispatches from the economic summit, The Wall Street Journal Where the jobs are, in 2 graphs, NPR Has the U.S. reached peak road?, The Atlantic Cities Change in energy prices mixed in 2013, Energy Information Administration

Social Trends Interactive: Mapping poverty in America, The New York Times Minority students make up new majority in Illinois public schools, Chicago Tribune

Health United States life tables, 2009, CDC’s National Vital Statistics Report State profiles: How will the uninsured fare under the ACA?, Kaiser Family Foundations 364 hospitals have high rates of overall readmissions, Kaiser Health News Trends in health care expenditures for the elderly, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey The ACA’s 80/20 rule could lead to higher value health insurance in some states, Urban Institute’s MetroTrends Blog Map: Where Americans get enough exercise, The Atlantic Cities

International U.K. migration: Real figures v. the headlines, Guardian Interactive: Housing prices in London, The Wall Street Journal

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