Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Student Financing of Graduate and First-Professional Education: 2003-2004

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

73% of all graduate and first-professional students received some type of aid with the average amount received by aided students approximately $15,000. Offers detailed data on student and enrollment characteristics, types and sources of financial aid, and employment while enrolled. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

Broadband over Powerlines: Regulatory and Policy Issues

Categories: Telecommunications/Internet

Considers the issue of providing broadband telecommunications services to households over the powerlines of electric utilities as competition to services provided by cable, telephone, and satellite companies. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the U.S. Embassy in Italy.

Digital Television: An Overview

Categories: Science/Technology

Discusses the nature of digital television, the shifting deadline, now set for February 17, 2009 for the phaseout of analog television signals, the constraints upon the move to digital television and current issues before Congress. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the U.S. Embassy in Italy.

Civilian Patrols Along the Border: Legal and Policy Issues

Categories: Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration

Provides a history of civilian border patrol groups, legal and policy controversies related to their activity, and summaries of legislation introduced in the 109th Congress relating to these groups. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by Open

Performing Arts Encyclopedia

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums

An online guide to the performing arts collections and exhibitions at the Library of Congress. Includes music, theater, motion pictures and dance.

2006 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic

Categories: Health/Medical,United Nations

Latest annual report which finds epidemic slowing globally but still increasing in some countries. China, Indonesia and Africa are among areas where HIV infection continues to grow. From the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

Public Choices, Private Decisions: Sexual and Reproductive Health and the MDGs

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,United Nations

One of a series of reports on the Millennium Development Goals, this contribution focuses on the relationship between sexual and reproductive health and development. Gender equality, prevention of AIDS, reduction of poverty, and access to family planning services are all treated as methods to achieve economic and social development. Offers links to full report, executive summary, and background papers. From the United Nations.

Consumer-Directed Health Plans:Small but Growing Enrollment Fueled by Rising Cost …

Categories: Health Insurance

Examines the prospects for health insurance plans with high deductibles that have health reimbursement arrangements or health savings accounts. Explains how the plans work, what the growth rate has been, and the advantages and disadvantages. From the Government Accountability Office.

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