Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Access to Health Care Among Hispanic or Latino Women: United States, 2000-2002

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Women

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ad/ad368.pdf

Describes differences in access to health care and health care utilization among Hispanic or Latino women in the U.S. Found that 31 per cent of Hispanic or Latino women lacked health insurance, and 22 per cent experienced unmet health care needs during the past year. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

Industrial Funding of Academic R&D Continues to Decline in FY 2004

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf06315/

Support for academic research and development from private industry declined by 2.6 per cent in fiscal year 2004. It was the third consecutive year of declining support according to figures compiled by the National Science Foundation. Also provides data on R&D funding support by field of research and by federal agencies.

An Assessment of Balance in NASA’s Science Programs

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization,Science/Technology

http://darwin.nap.edu/books/0309102219/html/

Criticizes inadequacy of funding for the space science programs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and recommends restoration of small missions, research and analysis programs, and technology investment in future missions. A Congressionally-mandated report from the National Research Council.

Organ Donation: Opportunities for Action

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://darwin.nap.edu/books/030910114X/html/

Describes the existing system of organ donation, current trends, and how to expand the number of organ donors. From the Board on Health Science Policy of the Institute of Medicine.

A Comparable Wage Approach to Geographic Cost Adjustment

Categories: Education,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006321

Draws on labor, census and education data to try to create a comparable wage index of education salaries across different labor markets. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

Tax-Exempt Organizations: Political Activity Restrictions and Disclosure Requirements

Categories: Charity/Nonprofits,Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization,Labor Unions,Taxes

http://www.ombwatch.org/npadv/PDF/CRSReportonTaxexemptorganizationsRestrictions.pdf

Discusses the limitations that the tax code places on political activity by tax-exempt organizations such as charitable and social welfare organizations, labor unions, trade associations and political organizations. Also covers the information about political activities that must be reported to the IRS and made publicly available. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OMB Watch.