Housing Finance at a Glance: A Monthly Chartbook (Fact Sheet / Data at a Glance)Laurie Goodman, Ellen Seidman, Jim Parrott, Jun Zhu, Wei Li, Bing Bai, Pamela Lee, Taz George, Maia Woluchem, Alison Rincon
Drawing from our specific expertise in spatial analysis, we have produced an MSA-level analysis of housing affordability, which will be enhanced over the next several months. This month we’ve added a regular quarterly installment that divides newly released GSE data by LTV ratio, FICO score, vintage year, and other characteristics. We also highlight trends in mortgage insurance premiums, and provide details about the latest risk-sharing transactions at Fannie and Freddie.
Social Security and Medicare Taxes and Benefits over a Lifetime (Fact Sheet / Data at a Glance)C. Eugene Steuerle, Caleb Quakenbush
|Posted: November 18, 2013||Availability: HTML | PDF|
These tables update to 2013 previous estimates of the lifetime value of Social Security and Medicare benefits and taxes for typical workers in different generations at various earning levels based on new estimates of the Social Security Actuary. The "lifetime value of taxes" is based upon the value of accumulated taxes, as if those taxes were put into an account that earned a 2 percent real rate of return (that is, 2 percent plus inflation). The "lifetime value of benefits" represents the amount needed in an account (also earning a 2 percent real interest rate) to pay for those benefits. All amounts are presented in constant 2013 dollars.
How Economic Insecurity in Children Changed Over the Course of the Great Recession: Fact Sheet (Fact Sheet / Data at a Glance)Lisa Dubay, Elena Zarabozo
|Posted: November 12, 2013||Availability: HTML | PDF|
Given the high stakes for children living in economically insecure families, it is important to document how many children are living in such circumstances, how economic insecurity has changed over the course of the Great Recession, and which children were most affected. It is also critical to consider whether children are receiving public program benefits, how this support has changed over the course of the Great Recession, and whether these programs appear to be meeting the needs of families with children. This summary highlights key findings from a paper that examines how children's circumstances changed between 2007 and 2010.
The Negative Effects of Instability on Child Development: Fact Sheet (Fact Sheet / Data at a Glance)Heather Sandstrom, Sandra Huerta
|Posted: September 26, 2013||Availability: HTML | PDF|
Children thrive in stable and nurturing environments where they have a routine and know what to expect. Yet a large number of children face instability at some point in their lives. They experience change in individual or family circumstances that is abrupt, involuntary, and/or in a negative direction. This fact sheet highlights key findings from a review of research in five areas of instability: family income, parental employment, family structure, housing, and the out-of-home contexts of school and child care. It also discusses recommendations for policy and practice to alleviate instability's impact.
Recent Changes in Child Poverty Driven by Labor Market (Fact Sheet / Data at a Glance)Austin Nichols
|Posted: September 26, 2013||Availability: HTML | PDF|
Child poverty ratcheted up from 1975 to 1993, then fell sharply until the 2001 recession, when child poverty began to rise again. Changes in family structure drove changes in child poverty 1975 to 1993, but changes in work drove changes in child poverty 1993 to 2011. Labor demand shifts seem to affect parents' work more than reactions to tax and transfer policy, suggesting that more generous government transfers may be called for.
What Does the Fiscal Cliff Deal Mean for Nonprofits? (Fact Sheet / Data at a Glance)Joseph Rosenberg, C. Eugene Steuerle, Katherine Toran
|Posted: September 16, 2013||Availability: HTML | PDF|
This fact sheet examines the effects of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) on charitable giving. The major individual income tax provisions are estimated to increase giving by $3.3 billion or 1.5 percent, relative to 2012 law, mainly because of the increase in the top marginal tax rate. Numerous other smaller provisions will also affect charitable giving.
Labor Force Statistics on Older Americans (Fact Sheet / Data at a Glance)Richard W. Johnson, Janice Park
|Posted: January 10, 2013||Availability: HTML | PDF|
This data brief reports monthly labor force statistics for older Americans, a growing segment of the workforce. It reports labor force participation rates, unemployment rates, employment-to-population ratios, and the share of unemployed workers who have been out of work for more than six months. Employment outcomes did not change much in November 2012 for Americans ages 55 and older. Older workers continue to fare better than their younger counterparts, although older unemployed adults take longer to find work.
Child Poverty and Its Lasting Consequence: Summary (Fact Sheet / Data at a Glance)Caroline Ratcliffe, Signe-Mary McKernan
|Posted: December 19, 2012||Availability: HTML | PDF|
Nearly half of children born to poor parents remained poor half their childhoods. Black children are especially disadvantaged: two-thirds of poor black newborns are persistently poor. Children who are poor early in life (age 0-2) are 30 percent less likely to complete high school than those first poor later in childhood, even after controlling for poverty duration and other factors. Reaching vulnerable children at birth is vital, as a child’s early environment can affect brain development. This factsheet summarizes the report “Child Poverty and Its Lasting Consequence".
Unemployment Statistics on Older Americans (Fact Sheet / Data at a Glance)Richard W. Johnson, Janice Park
|Posted: September 20, 2012||Availability: HTML | PDF|
The recession has increased joblessness among older Americans. These graphs and tables report unemployment rates and how they have varied by age, sex, race, and education since 2007.
TANF at 16: What Do We Know? (Fact Sheet / Data at a Glance)Sheila R. Zedlewski, Thomas Callan, Gregory Acs
|Posted: September 07, 2012||Availability: HTML | PDF|
This week marks the 16th anniversary of the landmark welfare reform legislation that created the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and terminated the Aid to Dependent Families with Children (AFDC) program, which had provided an entitlement to cash assistance for over 60 years. This fact sheet summarizes what we have learned about the TANF program over the past 16 years.
|Posted: August 22, 2012||Availability: HTML | PDF|