This VCU Wilder School report documents the geographic location of jobs generally available for households requiring low-cost housing in Richmond, VA.
This research note expands on the Paycheck to Paycheck 2016 analysis and explores the context in which these salaries are being earned by examining household spending on a variety of items. Households must balance their spending on housing with their spending on other key household needs, such as transportation and healthcare. The lowest income households face the greatest challenges in balancing these competing needs.
This report presents data on income, earnings, income inequality, and poverty in the United States based on information collected in the 2016 and earlier Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements (CPS ASEC) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.
This USDA study shows that outmigration counties stand out on two measures, indicating that quality of life factors inhibit inmigration: a lack of retirees moving in and local manufacturers citing the area’s unattractiveness as a problem in recruiting managers and professionals.
This USDA study reports trends in rural low-skill employment in the 1990s and their impact on the rural workforce.
A City Breaking Apart: The Incomes of DC’s Poorest Residents Are Falling, While Economic Growth is Benefiting Better-Off Residents
This DC Policy Institute analysis uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey from 2007 through 2014 to examine income disparities, and income trends in DC and the other 49 largest U.S. cities, as well as four neighboring counties and the City of Alexandria, VA.
The Economic Report of the President is an annual report written by the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers. An important vehicle for presenting the Administration’s domestic and international economic policies, it provides an overview of the nation's economic progress with text and extensive data appendices.
A report by David Cooper of the Economic Policy Institute, titled Balancing Paychecks and Public Assistance: How Higher Wages Would Strengthen What Government Can Do, finds that raising the federal minimum wage to $12 per hour by 2020 would reduce public assistance expenditures by $17 billion annually. The author suggests these savings could be used to strengthen the existing safety net of housing and other assistance programs.
The Roadmap research team identified the private-sector industries best positioned for growth in our region based on our competitive advantages, and interviewed over 30 of the region's top business leaders to better understand what it'll take to maximize the potential growth of these industries in Greater Washington over the next decade.
The Denver Child Study explores the extent to which multiple dimensions of neighborhood context affect the physical and behavioral health, exposure to violence, risky behaviors, education, youth and young adult labor market outcomes, and marriage and childbearing of Latino and African-American children and youth from low-income families.