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Data Feed: More low-wage jobs, political implications of immigration reform, the rising retirement age

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

Politics Poll shows problems for Obama, peril for Senate Democrats, National Journal/Allstate Democrats’ midterm turnout problem is worst in North Carolina, The Upshot/NYT How immigration reform could change political landscape, Washington Post Colorado voters feel good about legalized marijuana, Quinnipiac Legislative Explorer: Visualizing the lawmaking process, U. of Washington via FlowingData A history of Maine gubernatorial rematches, University of Minnesota

Economy Recession and recovery have traded higher-wage  jobs for lower-wage ones, NELP Income inequality isn’t as stark in college towns as you may think, FiveThirtyEight Middle-class families squeezed as expenses soar, wages stall, Washington Post Nearly 7.7 million families contained at least one unemployed adult, BLS via 538

Health & Society Public high schools reached 80% graduation rate milestone, data, NCES via AP Fewer slots for Americans as elite colleges admit more foreign students, The Upshot/NYT Average U.S. retirement age rises to 62, Gallup One-third of Americans haven’t visited a dentist in past year, Gallup New urban-rural classification scheme for measuring health, CDC Users of cholesterol drugs are eating more, getting fatter, JAMA Internal Medicine How big viral publishers stack up against each other, comScore via Digiday

International Steady growth projected for Asia, International Monetary Fund New survey results from 60 countries, 2010-2014, World Values Survey

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