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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Physical and Mental Health Characteristics of U.S.- and Foreign-Born Adults: 1998-2003

Categories: Health/Medical,Immigration/Migration,Mental Health,Statistics

Compares physical and mental health characteristics of native born with the rising number of immigrants or foreign born. Covers physical health status and limitations, health care access and utilization and mental health status among four race-ethnicity groups in the U.S. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

Eliminating Health Disparities

Categories: African Americans,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Statistics

Subtitled: Strengthening Data on Race, Ethnicity, and Primary Language in the United States. Offers recommendations for improving data on race, ethnicity, and primary language to better document disparities in health care access based on these factors.

International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

Categories: Crime/Justice,Foreign Affairs

Annual report in two volumes: one for drug and chemical control and one for money laundering and financial crimes. From the State Department.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, 2005

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Headlines

The annual report by the State Department to Congress on the human rights performance of most countries of the world. Individual country entries include coverage of respect for the integrity of the person, respect for civil liberties, and respect for political rights. Also includes sections on treatment of women, children, and respect for worker rights.

Instructional Focus in First Grade

Categories: Education,Statistics

Examines how often per week and how much time per day was spent in teaching first graders reading, science and math. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

Tracking Prisoners in Jail with Biometrics: An Experiment in a Navy Brig

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Science/Technology

Describes a $1 million dollar demonstration project with biometric technology to track inmate movements within the Naval Consolidated Brig in Charleston, South Carolina. From the National Institute of Justice.

Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2004, Graduation Rates and Financial Statistics

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

Covers fall 2004 enrollment, student financial aid for the 2003-2004 year, graduation rates for undergraduate students beginning college in 1998, and finance for fiscal year 2004. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

State and Regional Unemployment, 2005 Annual Averages

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

Average unemployment rates decreased in nearly four-fifths of the states and in all four regions. Overall the national unemployment rate dropped to 5.1%. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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