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March 2015

Travel expenditures, 2005–2013: domestic and international patterns in recession and recovery

Geoffrey D. Paulin

Using data from the Consumer Expenditure Interview Survey, this article examines travel expenditures—both in general and for specific expense categories—on domestic and international trips for the 2005–2013 period.

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Book Reviews

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Lifting the veil on human trafficking

Stacie Dubay

Author Denise Brennan takes an up-close and personal look at human trafficking.

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Beyond BLS

Does labor market activity affect voter turnout?

Serah Hyde

Researchers find that citizens are less likely to vote when wages are high and jobs are plentiful.

Gender gap in financial literacy transcends national borders

Peter C. Fisk

Researchers find that the financial-literacy gender gap may put the economic security of women in the United States and in other developed nations at risk.

Has performance pay contributed to the rise of inequality in the United States?

Maury B. Gittleman

BLS economists assess whether pay for performance widens the pay gap.

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