The Accuracy of Climate Science Coverage on Cable News
The Media Gender Gap
(More at Women’s Media Center)
The essence of the Casey report is a newly devised index based on 12 indicators measuring a child’s success from birth to adulthood. The indicators include reading and math proficiency, high school graduation data, teen birthrates, employment prospects, family income and education levels, and neighborhood poverty levels.
Nationally, Asian children had the highest composite score at 776, followed by white children at 704. Then there was a sharp drop-off: the scores were 404 for Latino children, 387 for American-Indian children and 345 for black children.
Wisconsin had the worst score for its black youth at 285, followed by Mississippi, then Michigan.
In Michigan, unlike Wisconsin, white children also ranked in the bottom half of the index.
In the Casey index for American Indian children, the South Dakota score of 185 was the lowest of any racial group in any state — a result of the deep poverty that prevails on many of South Dakota’s Indian reservations.
British vs U.S. Health Care Prices
Interactive map of where states stand on same-sex marriage.
Including Michigan, there have now been five states in which a federal judge has recently struck down the state’s gay marriage ban.
U.S. Productivity and Median Family Income
The gap between productivity and median real income is at an historic all-time high today. So where are all of the gains in productivity going? Two places: First, owners of capital are getting a bigger share of GDP than before. … Second, the highest paid workers are getting a bigger share of the wages that go to labor. The net result is that families at the higher end of the income distribution have received more of the income produced by the economy since the 1980s.
(Via House of Debt)
The Relationship Between Life Expectancy & Income, by County.
From the article:
For the upper half of the income spectrum, men who reach the age of 65 are living about six years longer than they did in the late 1970s. Men in the lower half are living just 1.3 years longer.
“We have these causal pathways, through better jobs, better health insurance, better choice of behaviors. [On top of that] there’s the stress effects of poverty and low educational status.” - David Kindig, professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
(Via New York Times)
Hate Crimes in the U.S. (1995-2012)
The anti-Islam hate crime spike in 2001 (post 9/11, obviously) is crazy.
Increasing support for same-sex marriage over 11 years
(Via Washington Post)
Remittance Flows Worldwide, 2012
"The United States is the number one sender of international remittances, accounting for nearly a quarter of them (23.3%). India ranks at the top of all countries that receive remittances, with $69 billion in 2012."
(Interactive map from Pew Research)