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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Children’s Rights: International and National Laws and Practices

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Laws/Regulations

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/child-rights/index.html

Offers summaries and analyses of the major global and regional legal instruments for the rights of children. Also covers laws and policies for children in 16 nations across 5 continents. From the Law Library of Congress.

Housing Vacancies and Homeownership

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/housing/hvs/annual07/ann07ind.html

Offers 20 statistical tables on rental and homeowner vacancy rates by area, state, and largest metro areas, vacant for-rent and for-sale units by selected characteristics, and homeownership rates by area, state, largest metro areas, and demographic characteristics of householder. From the Census Bureau.

Maternity Leave and Employment Patterns of First-Time Mothers: 1961-2003

Categories: Births/Deaths,Careers,Children,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

http://www.census.gov/prod/2008pubs/p70-113.pdf

Analyzes trends in women’s work experience before their first child, identifies their maternity leave arrangements before and after the birth, and examines how rapidly they returned to work. Reveals that women are now more likely to work while pregnant than they were in the 1960s and to work later into their pregnancies. From the Census Bureau.

Data Mining Report

Categories: Privacy,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.fas.org/irp/dni/datamining.pdf

Unclassified portion of a report on data mining programs currently active in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

Information Security: Protecting Personally Identifiable Information

Categories: Govt Information,Privacy

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08343.pdf

Reviews the federal laws which require agencies to protect records from identity theft and describes the progress of agencies in meeting these requirements especially with regard to information accessed remotely or transferred outside the secured space of an agency network. From the Government Accountability Office.

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