IAS 150: Poverty and Social Policy

Poverty and Inequality Statistics

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2010. U.S. Social Security Administration. Statistical information about Social Security payouts, Medicare, Medicaid, and other benefits programs.

ChildStats.gov.  Statistics and other information on child poverty.

County-Level Unemployment and Median Household Income. State and county unemployment and median household income.

Data Planet.  Close to comprehensive US statistical database that also includes some international data, e.g. from the World Bank and IMF.  Excellent place to start a browse or seaech.

Eurostat. Publications and statistics from the EU, with data in economics, population, agriculture, trade, transportation, the envornment and much more. See especially the section on income social exclusion and living conditions.

Health Insurance Main.  Includes the most recent Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States report, highlights, and current and historical tables.

Income Main. Includes the most recent Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States report, highlights, and current and historical tables.

Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States. Presents data on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the United States based on information collected in the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements (CPS ASEC).

Local Area Personal Income.  U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Personal income, compensation, employment, and wages. National region, state, MSA, and county statistics from 1969 to latest.

OECD iLibrary. Includes International Development Statistics as well as statistical databases on many other social, educational, health, insurance, pensions, social expenditures and welfare, disability, and much more. 

Poverty Main. Statistics and surveys on poverty in America. Includes the most recent Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, annual poverty: statistics from the American Community Survey, and various other Census Bureau publications.

Statistical Abstract of the United States. National Data Book of the United States, functioning as a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States as well as selected international data. The Abstract is useful both as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information, in print and on the Web.

World Development Indicators. Time series data from 1960 for 207 countries in the areas of population, labour, education, economics, the environment and much more. The World Bank Data Catalog is a new and amazing listing of additional World Bank and other international data sets.

World Income Inequality Database. Information for over 140 countries on income inequalities at both cross-country and time series levels over the period 1950-98, with a focus on the period since 1980. See also the University of Texas Income Inequality Project.

World's Top Income Database.  Top income share time series over the long-run for more than twenty countries to date, primarily from countries in Europe, North America and Developed Asia.

Last Update: September 10, 2013 10:13