Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

China’s Rising Influence in Asia: Implications for U.S. Policy

Categories: Asia,China

Describes the methods used by Chinese officials to gain influence over Asian affairs, the current strengths and limitations of Chinese policy, and the changes needed by American policy makers to regain influence. From the Institute for National Strategic Studies of the National Defense University

College Enrollment and Work Activity of 2007 High School Graduates

Categories: Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

Reports that 67% of spring 2007 high school graduates were enrolled in college in October 2007. Also provides information on type of postsecondary education pursued by graduates and on labor force status of youth not enrolled in college or secondary school dropouts. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Social Security Reform: Possible Effects on the Elderly Poor and Mitigation Options

Categories: Elderly,Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Analyzes the projected effects of four possible approaches to mitigating the effects of social security benefit reductions on elderly poverty in 2042, the first full year of projected trust fund insolvency. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by

Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 2004

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics,Urban Issues

Offers statistics from a representative sample of felony cases filed in the 75 largest counties in the U.S. showing the disposition of the cases, the characteristics of the defendants, and the types of charges. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Local Area Personal Income, 2006

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics

Updates files for states and counties with data through 2006 for total personal income and per capita personal income and compares with data for 2004 and 2005. From the Bureau of Economic Analysis.