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    Voter Turnout and Demographics

    Thom File and Philip Bump talked about demographics and voter turnout in congressional and presidential elections since 1978. Viewers were also asked to respond to the question, “Do…

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    State Fiscal Health

    Cheryl Hill Lee and Tracy Gordon talked about state level fiscal health and public pension systems. This program was part of Washington Journal’s regular Friday “America by the…

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    Union Membership

    Michael Horrigan and Lydia DePillis talked about a report on private and public sector union membership rates, which showed union membership fell about 20 percent between 1983 and 2014.…

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    Economic Mobility Challenges Facing Young Adults

    Jonathan Vespa and Erin Currier talked about a recent Census report which compared the well-being of young adults in 1980 and today, including their education level, income, and employment…

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    Census Report on Child Well-Being

    Lynda Laughlin and Kristin Moore talked about a Census Bureau report on child well-being that examines childcare, family structure, childhood poverty, and school performance. This program…

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    Domestic Violence in the U.S.

    Michael Planty and Paulette Sullivan Moore talked about domestic violence in the United States. They discussed its definition, prevalence, how it is reported, law enforcement and…

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    U.S. Census Bureau Report

    Charles Nelson and Noam Levey talked about the Census Bureau’s annual report on health insurance, poverty, and income for 2013 and the trends and policy implications surrounding this…

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    Challenges Facing Young Adults

    Tom Snyder and Jennifer Brown Lerner talked about a federal interagency special report that aimed to identify challenges and opportunities for young adults age 18 to 24 and their needs as…

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    Aging American Population

    Jennifer Ortman and Richard Johnson talked about demographic changes expected during the next 35 years, and the policy implications of an aging American population. Topics included the…

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    Industry Performance and U.S. Economy

    Erich Strassner and Gregory Ip talked about a government report that analyzed gross domestic product (GDP) by industry for 22 industry sectors on a quarterly basis. The data showed…

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    Urban School Performance

    Peggy Carr and Stephen Sawchuck talked about a U.S. Department of Education assessment of math and reading skills among fourth and eighth graders at 21 urban school districts.  This…

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    Consumer Spending Habits

    Nicole Mayerhauser and Jim Tankersley talked about the history of American consumers' spending habits on goods and services. Topics included the effect on the gross domestic product…

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    International Student Assessment

    Jack Buckley and Robert Rothman talked about the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which measures 15-year-old students' reading, mathematics, and science…

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    Fertility Patterns in the U.S.

    Stephanie Ventura and Mark Mather talked about a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics report on changes and trends in childbearing and…

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    Education and Labor Markets

    Jack Buckley and Ellen Scully-Russ talked about education statistics and labor markets around the world and in the U.S. They spoke about U.S. labor and education statistics, workplace…

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    Census Data on Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance

    David Johnson of the U.S. Census Bureau and Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution talked about data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual report on income, poverty and health…

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    The Changing American Household

    Jonathan Vespa of the U.S. Census Bureau and sociologist Philip Cohen of the University of Maryland discussed a Census Bureau report that shows significant changes in what it means to be a…

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    College Costs

    Jack Buckley and Mark Schneider talked about an Education Department report detailing the rise in college costs and the number of students receiving federal financial aid. They also…

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    Ben Casselman on July Unemployment

    Ben Casselman talked about the latest Labor Department Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Summary which showed uneven progress nationally in job growth. The report…

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    Life Expectancy and Bioethical Issues

    David Masci of the Pew Research Center outlined a new report titled “Living to 120 and Beyond: Americans' Views on Aging, Medical Advances and Radical Life Extension.” The…

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