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Data Digest: President Obama’s Vision for America?

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DataDigestFBThe first 2014 Data Digest from Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) Beverly LaHaye Institute (BLI) presents graphs from the first five years of the Obama presidency showing dramatic increases in food stamp recipients and people receiving disability insurance, contrasted with the even more dramatic decreases in male labor force participation.  Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, Executive Director and Senior Fellow of BLI and  the author of the Data Digest, asks, “Is the shift toward government dependency — represented by the increase in unemployment, along with the increase in food stamp and disability recipients — the kind of ‘fundamental transformation’ of the nation that the president promised in 2008?”

Read BLI’s January 2014 Data Digest here.

Poverty Rates by Living Arrangements: 2000, 2007 & 2012

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The following is the Beverly LaHaye Institute’s December 2013 Data Digest, which charts poverty rates by living arrangements. This new data, based on analyses of U.S. Census Bureau information, shows that increases in poverty from 2000 to 2012 have disproportionately affected non-married households, especially female-headed families where there is no husband present. From 2000 to 2012, the poverty rate for persons in female-headed families (i.e., non-spousal person, or “nsp”) increased from 28.5 percent to 33.9 percent; the poverty rate for persons in male-headed families (nsp) increased from 10.8 percent to 17.4 percent; the poverty rate for persons in married-couple families increased from 5.5 percent to 7.5 percent.

Download the Data Digest here.