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Data Feed: Democrats and inequality, remittances from migrant women, gasoline taxes, India’s big election

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

Politics Democrats represent House districts with most income inequality, The Atlantic Support for Ukraine intervention linked to ignorance on where it is, Monkey Cage D.C. voting spotlights demographic divides among Democrats, The Wall Street Journal What trade associations opposing higher minimum wage are spending, Open Secrets

Economy Cities with widest rich-poor gap tend to have least affordable housing, NYT Consumer spending stalls in March, no year-to-year growth, Gallup Interactive: What you’ll pay in gas taxes across the U.S., CNN Money How aging U.S. population may affect labor-force participation, Business Insider Inflation may hit the poor the hardest, FiveThirtyEight Graph: The long-term unemployment problem, St. Louis Fed Temp jobs surge as firms contain expenses, The Wall Street Journal Pay lagging for associate professors, interactive, AAUP via Chronicle of Higher Education

Health & Society Most deportations follow minor crimes, records show, New York Times Remittances from migrant women rose from 2009-2013, WSJ Uninsured rate is the lowest since 2008, Gallup How academic ‘stars’ affect productivity, NBER The ideal lengths of every tweet, Facebook post and headline, Fast Company Three months into legal marijuana, Denver’s crime rate steady or lower, Vox You’re less likely to die in a car crash nowadays, Vox

International Global economy wobbly, but may have some staying power, Brookings/FT TIGER index Nigeria’s economy now biggest in Africa, passing South Africa, The Wall Street Journal Talk gets cheaper: The rise of the low-cost smartphone, The Economist Facts and figures on India’s election, the world’s biggest (and longest), Washington Post

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