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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Changes in Behavioral and Characteristic Determination of Female Labor Force Participation

Categories: Labor/Employment,Women

Examines the factors contributing to changes in labor force participation rates by women aged 25 to 54 over the past thirty years, with special focus on declining female participation rates since 2000. From the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank.

Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities in Construction, 2004

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics

A total of 1,234 workers were killed on the job in the private construction industry in 2004. Provides details about nature of accidents and characteristics of workers killed or injured. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Characteristics of Drivers Stopped by Police: 2002

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice

Presents detailed demographic information on the 16.8 million drivers stopped by police in 2002. Also presents outcomes of traffic stops, tickets issued, arrests of stopped drivers and police use of force. Also discusses the relevance of survey findings to the issue of racial profiling. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

The Keystone Forum on Away-From-Home Foods: Opportunities for Preventing Weight Gain and Obesity

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical

64% of U.S. adults are overweight and 30% are obese with an estimated consequent medical cost of $92 billion per year. This report from a private group traces much of the trouble to the increasing number of meals eaten outside the home and offers several recommendations for improving the quality and nutrition of such meals. Funded by the Food and Drug Administration.

Twenty-Five Years of HIV/AIDS—United States, 1981-2006

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Reviews the history of AIDS since it was first reported in 1981 as five cases of a type of pneumonia in previously health young men in Los Angeles. Covers current extent of disease, successes in prevention, and remaining challenges. From the National Center for Health Statistics serial, MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Performance Evaluation of the New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana Hurricane Protection System

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Homeland Security,Weather/Disasters

Extremely long report from the Army Corps of Engineers on the New Orleans levees and Hurricane Katrina. In 9 volumes and thousands of pages. Subtitled: Draft Final Report of the Interagency Performance Evaluation Taskforce. Finds that the New Orleans levee protection system was incomplete, inconsistent and lacked necessary redundancies to compensate for the failure of any part of the system.

Fertility, Contraception, and Fatherhood: Data on Men and Women …

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Marriage/Family

Presents national estimates of fertility, family formation, contraceptive use, and involvement of fathers with children and families. Among the findings: black fathers were less likely to be married when their first child was born than white or Hispanic fathers. Data are also shown for women for comparative purposes. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

After-School Programs and Activities: 2005

Categories: Children,Education

40% of students from kindergarten through 8th grade participated in after-school care arrangements that occurred at least once each week. Includes demographic and socio-economic characteristics of those participating in the programs. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

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