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Number of Jobs Held, Labor Market Activity and Earnings Growth Among the Youngest Baby Boomers

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

Findings from a survey of approximately 10,000 youth, born between 1957 and 1964, who were interviewed about their employment history from 1979 to 2007. Covers work and nonwork experience, training, schooling, income, and health conditions. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

County Business Patterns: 2006

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Hypertext tables of statistics on the number of business establishments, number of employees, and payrolls for businesses by industry sectors for the 3,100 counties of the U.S. From the Census Bureau.

On Point II: Transition to the New Campaign, the U.S. Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003-2005

Categories: Defense/Military,History,Iraq

The first historical study by the U.S. Army of its campaign in Iraq in the 18 months following the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. Includes the decision to disband the Iraqi Army, detainee operations, including Abu Ghraib prison, and the response to the growing insurgency. Large file. From the Combat Studies Institute

Ecological Predictors and Developmental Outcomes of Persistent Childhood Overweight

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

Survey of 8,000 children from kindergarten through 3rd grade to examine predictors of child obesity and associated academic and socioemotional outcomes. Number of hours of TV viewing and number of meals not taken with family were cited as significant factors in child obesity. From the Economic Research Service.

2008 Disaster Housing Plan

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Weather/Disasters

Describes the plans for emergency housing in 2008 in the event of major hurricanes. From the Federal Emergency Management Administation.

Cigarette Use Among High School Students: U.S., 1991-2007

Categories: Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics,Youth

Reports that the rate of current use of cigarettes by high school students has not declined in the period since 2003. Smoking among such students had previously declined from 36% in 1997 to 21.9% in 2003. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Self-Regulation in the Alcohol Industry

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Laws/Regulations,Youth

Reports on efforts of the alcohol industry to reduce the likelihood that alcohol advertising will target youth under 21 years of age by its placement or content. Concludes that the industry has engaged in good faith efforts at self-regulation but recommends additional steps. From the Federal Trade Commission

Notice: Health Savings Accounts

Categories: Health/Medical

Administrative guidance for employers and employees concerning eligibility, contributions, distributions, and administration of health savings accounts. From the Treasury Department.

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