Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Off-Farm Income, Technology Adoption, and Farm Economic Performance

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Income/Poverty,Science/Technology

Finds that a farm operator’s off-farm employment and off-farm income vary inversely with the size of the farm. From the Economic Research Service.

Disorder at Day Labor Sites

Categories: Crime/Justice,Hispanics,Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment

Discusses the controversies surrounding day laborers and the effectiveness of various approaches to managing problematic behavior at day labor sites. From the Department of Justice.

The Future of Drug Safety: Promoting and Protecting the Health of the Public

Categories: Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

Responds to a 2006 Institute of Medicine report with the same title on the U.S. drug safety system, and specifically what responses have been made to recommendations presented in the earlier report. From the Food and Drug Administration.

Nongovernmental Organizations and Democracy Promotion: Giving Voice to the People

Categories: Democracy/Peace,Foreign Affairs,Nongovernmental organizations,United Nations

Discusses problems encountered by organizations that promote democracy in various regions of the world, the reasons local government raise objections, and what can be done to improve the situation. From the Committee on Foreign Relations of the U.S. Senate

Job Bias Charges Edged Up in 2006

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Labor/Employment

More than 75,000 charges of job-based discrimination were lodged against private sector employers in the FY 2006 period, the first increase in discrimination complaints since 2002. Leading causes for complaint continued to be alleged discrimination based on race,sex, and retaliation. From the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Community Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Mitigation in the United States

Categories: Health/Medical,Homeland Security

Provides interim planning guidance for state and local communities that focuses on measures other than vaccination and drug treatment. Introduces a Pandemic Severity Index and community response measures, such as quarantining victims and their families or closing schools, linked to the index. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Geographic Mobility: 2000-2005: Detailed Tables

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics

An array of data tables on the topic of migration within the U.S. by various characteristics including race, geographic region, age, sex, marital status, educational attainment, labor force status, occupation and income. Also includes tables for immigrants, outmigrants, and net migration between regions. From the Census Bureau.

Fiscal Stewardship: A Critical Challenge Facing Our Nation

Categories: Govt Finance

Warns that the federal government’s financial condition and fiscal outlook are worse than many citizens understand, and tries to assist members of Congress and citizens in understanding and evaluating the current situation. From the Government Accountability Office.