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Earl Gregg Swem Library

A Family Resource Guide on International Parental Kidnapping

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Marriage/Family

Describes civil and criminal remedies, applicable laws, public and private resources, and other strategies for left-behind parents to recover or re-establish contact with children taken out of the country. From the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

National Healthcare Disparities Report 2006

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

Reports on latest available findings on quality of and access to health care. Finds that disparities related to race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status still pervade the American health care system. For most core quality measures, Blacks, Hispanics, and poor people received worse quality care than their reference groups. From the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality.

National Healthcare Quality Report 2006

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Represents the 4th annual healthcare quality survey, covering 211 health care measures with 42 core measures. Reports that two-thirds of core quality measures show improvement while only 5% show deterioration. Care for heart attacks and pneumonia showed the highest level of improvement. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2007

Categories: Business/Economics,United Nations

Predicts the world economy will slump as world gross product moderates from a growth rate of 3.8% to 3.2%. Cites the U.S. economy as a likely major drag on the global economy because of a weakening housing market. From the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the UN Conference on Trade and Development, and the UN regional commission.

A Child’s Day: 2003: Selected Indicators of Child Well-Being

Categories: Children,Education,Marriage/Family

Offers data on children’s living arrangements, family characteristics, early child care experiences, daily interaction with parents, extracurricular activities, academic experience, and parents’ educational expectations. From the Census Bureau.

Maritime Security: Potential Terrorist Attacks and Protection Priorities

Categories: Homeland Security,Terrorism

Examines the range of possible terrorist scenarios relating to maritime or port activity and the ways federal maritime security officials have tried to provide protection. Also considers policy issues related to congressional oversight of maritime security. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.