Category Archives: Demographic Profiles

ALICE: Looking up financial insecurity region by region in Virginia & 14 other states

United Way logoWorking Hard, But Struggling to Survive

ALICE is a United Way acronym that stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. This is a project of United Ways in Connecticut, Florida, Hawai‘i, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

ALICE families earn above the federal poverty level, but do not earn enough to afford a bare-bones household budget of housing, child care, food, transportation, and health care. The United Way ALICE Reports use new measures to provide a more accurate picture of financial insecurity at the state, county, and municipal level. This link leads to a page on the Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration’s site that houses the regional Virginia statistics.

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America’s Civil Courts:Whom Do We Serve?

America’s Civil Courts: Whom Do We Serve?

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This website offers consumer-oriented solutions that require a deep and
accurate understanding of the people being served. Each county is
different, with unique communities of people, needs, resources and service
networks.

Every year in America, tens of millions of people find themselves in court, without a lawyer, lost in a system built for lawyers.

The Justice for All Project has called on Access to Justice Commissions and coalitions around the country to develop consumer-oriented, comprehensive strategic plans. These plans will support 100% access to effective assistance for essential civil legal needs through court simplification and offering a continuum of services to include information, advice and appropriate levels of representation.

This tool showcases publicly available data to help inform service design and identify collaborative opportunities that best meet the needs of individual counties, while also laying the foundation of future research and evaluation.

SCROLL DOWN THE LEFT SIDE OF THE SITE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR COMMUNITY. Click on the maps until you enter the state or county you are looking for.

Click here to enter the site: https://goo.gl/5BhxYd

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Today’s Traditional Student Looks Like Yesterday’s Non-Traditional Students

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Recently, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released Demographic and Enrollment Characteristics of Nontraditional Undergraduates: 2011-12, a report with descriptive statistics about nontraditional undergraduate students. Nontraditional students have the following characteristics: they are independent, have dependents of their own, did not enter postsecondary education immediately after high school, and/or may be working while enrolled in school. The report presents key demographic, enrollment, and academic data from comprehensive, nationally representative surveys of nontraditional students. Click on image to enter the site.

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Regional Statistics for Virginia’s Adult Ed Regions

planning districtsFind data and statistics for each region in Virginia for

  • educational attainment
  • poverty and income
  • community profiles for the regions and their counties and cities

va foreign bornNEW!!! Just added to all regions is the Survey of Virginia Foreign Born population.

Click here to enter the page: https://literacyfacts.wordpress.com/adult-education/virginia-regional-statistics/

 

First Results from the Survey of Adult Skills: PIAAC 2013

Skills-(vol-1 ENG)--Front-cover-for-web-(130x174px)This first OECD Skills Outlook presents the initial results of the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), which evaluates the skills of adults in 24 countries. It provides insights into the availability of some of the key skills and how they are used at work and at home. A major component is the direct assessment of key information-processing skills: literacy, numeracy and problem solving in the context of technology-rich environments. The summary starts on page 11 of this PDF document.

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The Future of the U.S. Workforce: Middle Skills Jobs and the Growing Importance of Postsecondary Education

middle skills jobs_achieveMiddle Skills Jobs and the Growing Importance of Postsecondary Education (2012), Achieve, includes sections on the future (projections, composition, and demands) of the U.S. workforce; the mismatch between workers’ skills, education levels and job requirements; the many education paths to middle skills jobs; and middle skills jobs and access to middle class jobs.

 

Recent Stats on the Foreign-Born in Virginia

U.VA. Study: One in Nine Virginians is Foreign-Born  (3-4-2014)

Foreign Born Map(http://news.virginia.edu/content/uva-study-one-nine-virginians-foreign-born[/) One in nine Virginians was born outside of the United States, while 40 years ago that was true of only one in 100 Virginians, according to University of Virginia researchers in the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service’s Demographics Research Group. Foreign-born Virginians make up 15 percent of the state’s workforce. This finding and others related to immigrants in Virginia are detailed in a Census Brief released today, the third in a series of short publications depicting trends in census and other data of interest to the commonwealth.

Virginia Foreign-Born Population Percentage by County

This application provides summary profiles showing frequently requested data items from various US Census Bureau programs. Profiles for the Foreign-born are available for the nation, states, and counties as a state map, ranking graphic, and table format. (Map below is similar to but not the same as the interactive map on the site. 2013-change (http://www.indexmundi.com/facts/united-states/quick-facts/virginia/foreign-born-population-percent#map)