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Charts of the week: Food insecurity; college loans; unemployment insurance

By Fred DewsHere is this week’s selection of charts, graphs, or maps from Brookings experts’ research.
FOOD INSECURITY IMPACTS CHILDREN IN EVERY U.S. STATE
In new research from The Hamilton Project at Brookings, Lauren Bauer and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach show that from 2015-17, “every state had a rate of child exposure to food insecurity above 10 percent,” and in 11 states more than a fifth of children lived in “a food insecure household.” The food insecurity rate in both New Mexico and Arkansas exceeded 26 percent.

The Global Compact on Migration: Dead on arrival?
Wednesday December 12, 2018

By Lex RieffelAt a conference in Marrakech, Morocco this week, 164 of the 193 members of the United Nations adopted the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration. Negotiations to create the ambitious agreement began two years ago, but the Trump Administration withdrew at …

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PARENTS’ BORROWING FOR CHILD’S COLLEGE HAS TRIPLED OVER PAST 25 YEARS
Adam Looney and Vivien Lee discuss data on parents who borrow money to finance their children’s college. Looking specifically at participants in the Parent PLUS program, Looney and Lee’s findings include the fact that not only are these parents borrowing more than three times as much money from 1990 to 2014, but many more parents owe much more on their loans, default rates have increased, and repayment rates have slowed.

UNS Tambah Dua Guru Besar Kedokteran
Thursday December 06, 2018

UNS – Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta menambah dua guru besar di bidang kedokteran. Dua guru besar tersebut berasal dari Fakultas Kedokteran (FK) UNS yaitu Prof Dr Endang Sutisna Sulaeman, dr. M.Kes dan Prof Dr Sri Sulistyowati, dr. Sp.OG(K). Prof Dr Endang Sutisna Sulaeman, dr. …

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U.S. UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS DON’T LAST LONG COMPARED TO OTHER RICH COUNTRIES 
Gary Burtless observes that the unemployment insurance (UI) system in the United States “is one of the least generous in the industrialized world.” But it’s not because weekly payments to replace lost wages are low—U.S. workers’ replacement rate is about average. It’s because U.S. states offer a much shorter duration of benefits than most other countries, an average of 6 months. If Congress doesn’t offset state-level cuts to their UI programs, “past and future cuts in state UI programs will exact a toll” when the next recession hits.

Gymnast Sets Horizontal Bar Backflip World Record with 20 ft Leap
Monday November 26, 2018

  Gymnast Ashley Watson has set a new Guinness world record performing a horizontal bar backflip. The Leeds gymnast is seen flying 5.87m (almost 20ft) through the air. Watson is a part of the Great Britain gymnastics squad and it wasn’t until his sixth attempt …

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