Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

A Profile of the Working Poor, 2004

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

In 2004, 37 million people or 12.7% of the population of the U.S. lived at or below the official poverty threshold. About 7.8 million, who held jobs, were classified as the working poor. Covers demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the working poor. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Federal Emergency Management and Homeland Security Organization

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Homeland Security,Weather/Disasters

Covers background information on the establishment and evolution of federal emergency management organizational arrangements since World War II and current legislative proposals for reform. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

Scrap Tire Cleanup Guidebook: A Resource for Solid Waste Managers Across the U.S.

Categories: Environment

Information for local and state governments for reducing the economic burden and environmental risks of scrap tire piles. Covers starting a cleanup program, working with contractors, and implementing prevention programs. From the Environmental Protection Agency.

Volunteering in America: State Trends and Rankings 2002-2005

Categories: Virginia Issues,Volunteering

Presents an overview of volunteering at the national, regional, and state levels and includes state rankings on indicators such as volunteering rate and intensity. State profiles include number of people volunteering, volunteering rate, the number of hours volunteered, the primary organizations at which volunteer work occurs, and the types of activities performed by volunteers. From the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Census Bureau.

Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report 2005

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines

Reports an increase of 2.5% in violent crime, the largest increase in over a decade. Property crimes, by contrast, decreased by 1.6%. Preliminary reports do not include full details from all jurisdictions. From the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Airline Deregulation: Reregulating the Airline Industry Would Likely Reverse Consumer Benefits

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

Reviews airline industry changes since deregulation of the industry in the late 1970s and whether there is evidence that reregulation of entry and fares would benefit consumers, the industry, or airline workers with threatened pensions. Concludes that reregulation would likely reverse benefits that some consumers have gained and would not save airline pensions. From the Government Accountability Office.