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Cancer Facts & Figures 2013
American Cancer Society, November 2013, 61 pp.
Provides basic cancer facts and figures, as well as state-by-state statistics. Includes special sections on pancreatic cancer and cancer disparities. more info >
The Twin Cities in 2012: An Uneven Recovery
Metropolitan Council, September 2013, 6 pp.
An economic profile of the Twin Cities based on data from the Census Bureau's 2012 American Community Survey. more info >
The 2012 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress
US Department of Housing & Urban Development, Office of Community Planning and Development, September 2013, 101 pp.
The 2012 AHAR presents the most recent national estimates of homelessness, focusing on people who experience homelessness by themselves, as family members, and as members of specific subpopulations. The AHAR is delivered each year to the U.S. Congress, and its contents are used to inform Federal, State, and local policies to prevent and end homelessness. more info >
Workforce Equity for a Competitive Economy - Meeting in the Marketplace
Growth & Justice, August 2013, 10 pp.
Discusses what employers and sectors can do to ensure employment opportunities are more equitable. more info >
Widening Economic Inequality in Minnesota: Causes, Effects, and a Proposal for Estimating its Impact in Policymaking
Growth & Justice, August 2013, 15 pp.
Looks at income inequality in Minnesota and the United States. Presents data, discusses the impact of inequality on the economy and society, and explores the causes of inequality. more info >
Diverse Children: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration in America's New Non-Majority Generation
Foundation for Child Development, July 2013, 37 pp.
This report examines the significant disparities in the education, economic well-being, and health of children in the U.S. based on their race-ethnicity and whether or not their parents are immigrants. It includes detailed policy recommendations for improving the lives and well-being of children, especially those most at risk. more info >
Less Than Equal: Racial Disparities in Wealth Accumulation
Urban Institute, April 2013, 6 pp.
Discusses the racial wealth gap and how it affects opportunity. more info >
Basic Facts About Low-Income Children
National Center for Children in Poverty, January 2013, 8 pp.
This annual report presents statistics on the number and characteristics of children living in low-income families in the United States. Reports are broken down into age ranges. more info >
State of students of color and American Indian students report - 2012
Minnesota Minority Education Partnership, November 2012, 20 pp.
Provides data on students of color and American Indian students in Minnesota schools, colleges and universities. The executive summary includes information on trends and identifies areas of concern. more info >