May 2019, Volume 37, Issue 10

A Teaching Penalty?

An updated report finds that teachers face a wage penalty compared to other professionals, which is only partly offset by a fringe benefits advantage.

How to Adjust the Official Poverty Measure

A recent request by a federal agency is purportedly intended to gather information to inform a future decision, but some observers see a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

May 2019, Volume 37, Issue 9

Remembering Alice Rivlin: Sorting Out

Alice Rivlin passed away earlier this month. To honor her memory, this issue of Reports revisits her "sorting out" proposal from Reviving the American Dream.

April 2019, Volume 37, Issue 8

Camelot Components: State Solvency

Hal Hovey, Reports founding editor, developed the State Solvency Index in 1993 to evaluate state finances and financial management. This issue of Reports delves into the details of the most recent index.

April 2019, Volume 37, Issue 7

The 2019 Camelot Index

The Camelot Index was developed by Reports founding editor Hal Hovey, a longtime observer and analyst of state budgets and economies. It ranks states on six “quality of life” measures: economy, health, crime, education, society, and state government. This year, the top-ranking state is Wyoming.

March 2019, Volume 37, Issue 6

Index of State Economic Momentum

The Index of State Economic Momentum ranks states based on their most recent performance in three key measures of economic vitality: personal income growth, employment growth, and population growth. Reports updates the index each quarter. In the first quarter of 2019, Nevada retained the top spot, while Delaware most closely approximated the national average economic performance.

March 2019, Volume 37, Issue 5

Gee Whiz Data: Education

The Digest of Education Statistics 2017, released in January by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), may not be a quick read, but it does contain scores of interesting state-specific data tables.

February 2019, Volume 37, Issue 4

What If? (Federal Budget)

February 2019, Volume 37, Issue 3

Millennials and Boomers Go Their Own Ways

January 2019, Volume 37, Issue 2

Stress Testing States

January 2019, Volume 37, Issue 1

Disaggregating Population Changes

December 2018, Volume 36, Issue 23-24

Index of State Economic Momentum

November 2018, Volume 36, Issue 22

Assessing State Tax Systems

November 2018, Volume 36, Issue 21

The State-Federal Balance of Payments

October 2018, Volume 36, Issue 20

State Business Tax Climate

October 2018, Volume 36, Issue 19

State and Local Finances in FY 2016

September 2018, Volume 36, Issue 17

Defense Spending by State

August 2018, Volume 36, Issue 15-16

The Potential of Regional Price Parities

July 2018, Volume 36, Issue 14

About the Sales Tax

July 2018, Volume 36, Issue 13

Count Your Children Well

June 2018, Volume 18, Issue 12

Index of State Economic Momentum

June 2018, Volume 36, Issue 11

Are Opioids the New Tobacco?

May 2018, Volume 36, Issue 10

On Population Trends and Housing Costs

May 2018, Volume 36, Issue 9

States and the FY 2018 Federal Budget

April 2018, Volume 36, Issue 8

The 2018 Camelot Index

April 2018, Volume 36, Issue 7

Census, Census Everywhere

March 2018, Volume 36, Issue 6

Index of State Economic Momentum