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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. 

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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…

    746 views
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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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    State and Local Government Finances

    Tracy Gordon and Jeff Barnett spoke about state and local government finances, focusing on areas such as revenues, expenditures, debt and assets, public pension and retirement system…

    478 views
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    U.S. Energy Production and Consumption

    Adam Sieminski and Frank Verrastro talked about a report which concludes that over the next three decades, world energy consumption may increase by 56%, driven by growth in the developing…

    452 views
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    Early Childhood Education

    Barbara Willer and Chris Chapman talked about a federal interagency report on children’s early social and academic skills in reading, mathematics, science, and approaches to learning…

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    Paul Kern and David Heuther on U.S. Tourism

    Paul Kern and David Heuther spoke about the role of the travel and tourism industry in the U.S. economy, focusing on statistics and historical information regarding tourism spending before,…

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    John Wohlford and Sudeep Reddy on Employment

    John Wohlford and Sudeep Reddy spoke about job growth in the U.S. They looked at the latest measurements in job openings and labor turnover, including hires, openings and…

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    U.S. Census Bureau Statistics on U.S. Population Change

    Alexa Jones-Puthoff, U.S. Census Bureau, and D’Vera Cohn, Pew Research Center, discussed the latest Census Bureau population estimates by race, ethnic origin, age and sex that examine…

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    County Health Statistics

    Michelle Larkin and Patrick Remington spoke about the findings of a joint national survey of county health statistics conducted by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute…

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    Trends in School Crime

    Michael Planty and Nirvi Shah talked about trends in school crime, violence and safety. Topics included homicides and suicides at school; non-fatal violent and property crime; injuries…

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    Demographics of Rural America

    John Cromartie and Jim Webster spoke about social, economic and demographic trends and changes in rural parts of the United States. They discussed the effects of the 2008 housing…

    827 views
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    Kevin Johnson on Gun Violence Statistics

    Kevin Johnson talked about a report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Firearm Violence, 1993-2011,” which found that firearm-related homicides declined 39 percent and…

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