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Data Feed: Living longer and retirement plans, low-income men, declining academic tenure

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

Politics 36 states under single-party control; where they stand on key issues, The New York Times 2014 midterms and unemployment aid, The Wall Street Journal Some state administrators make more than the governor, Pew Charitable Trusts

Economy Employment Trends Index increased in December, The Conference Board What should you make of the falling labor force participate rate? Urban Institute How do longevity expectations affect retirement plans? Center for Retirement Research Reserves and growth in times of crisis, National Bureau of Economic Research December housing scorecard, Department of Housing and Urban Development Risk lovers are more likely to start businesses, and fail, Harvard Business Review What do we know about low-income men? Urban Institute Minority, young students more entrepreneurially inclined, Gallup Academic tenure is on the decline, Bloomberg

International Composite leading indicators point to improving outlook in advanced nations, OECD More counterfeit Euros in second half of 2013, European Central Bank

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