Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Increases in Poisoning and Methadone-Related Deaths: United States, 1999-2005

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Guns,Health/Medical,Statistics

Poisoning is now the second leading cause of injury death in the U.S, after surpassing firearms fatalities in 2004. The vast majority of poisoning deaths are due to unintentional drug overdoses. Provides data on trends in poisoning and methodone death rates. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

The Campus Sexual Assault Study: Final Report

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Sex Issues,Women

Examines the prevalence, nature, and reporting of various types of sexual assault crimes experienced by college students in order to develop intervention strategies. Concludes that 13.7% of undergraduate women had been victims of at least one sexual assault since entering college. Study funded by the National Institute of Justice.

Marital Status and Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions: 2005

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Statistics

Reports on the high percentage of never married people who comprise the universe of people admitted for substance abuse treatment between the ages of 25 and 44. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

A Chartbook of International Labor Comparisons: The Americas: Asia-Pacific: Europe

Categories: Brazil,China,European Union,India,Labor/Employment,Latin America,Russia,Statistics

Provides comparative information on employment levels, jobless rates, hours worked, labor costs, and productivity trends. Covers the 1996-2006 period. Covers mostly industrialized countries but section 5 looks at Brazil, China, India, Indonesia as well as Russia. From the Department of Labor.

Living Arrangements of Children: 2004

Categories: Children,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

Reports that 70% of American children lived with two parents in 2004. Offers detailed tables on children who lived in traditional and nontraditional types of family units during 2004. From the Census Bureau.

Congressional Oversight &#x0085: Concerning the Prospective Security Agreement Between the U.S. and

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Govt Processes/Organization,Iraq,Treaties

Examines the difference between treaties and executive agreements, especially as regards the role of congress, historical practice regarding security agreements, and congressional oversight of security agreements. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.