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January 2018

Program participation and spending patterns of families receiving government means-tested assistance

Ann C. Foster, Arcenis Rojas

Consumer Expenditure Interview Survey data were used to compare the spending patterns of families who receive benefits from one or more government means-tested assistance programs with families not receiving assistance.

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Book Reviews

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Can “bigger” be a roadblock?

Wendy Zhang

This book uses in-depth survey data to examine the operational performance of residential homebuilders in the home construction industry during the housing boom of the early 2000s.

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Beyond BLS

How climate change is moving the needle for livestock and agricultural production

McLeod Brown

Using historical weather data to better understand the relationship between climate and agriculture.

Housing and consumption: the home-purchase connection

Yavor Ivanchev

Three economists examine the effects of a house purchase on household spending.

The American home: production cost, availability, selling price, and the implications to our economy

John Roach

A cross-regional comparison of housing market efficiencies from the 1960s through today.

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Flashback
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April 1981

Martin Luther King Jr. addressed the importance of education, as does an MLR article from 1981 on education, wages, and on-the-job training of Blacks during the 1970s.

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