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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Improving Health and Work: Changing Lives

Categories: Great Britain,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment

http://www.parliament.uk/commons/lib/research/rp2008/rp08-086.pdf

The response of the government of England to a review of the health of Britain’s working-age population. Covers both improving health of working people and supporting out-of-work people to avoid further health problems. Command paper presented to Parliament by the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health.

Interlocking Crises in the Horn of Africa

Categories: Africa,Great Britain

http://www.parliament.uk/commons/lib/research/rp2008/rp08-086.pdf

Looks at the root causes for many of the conflicts in the Horn of Africa region. House of Commons Library Research Paper 08/86.

Distributional Effects of Reducing the Cost-of-Living Adjustments

Categories: Elderly,Prices/Inflation,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/policybriefs/pb2008-03.pdf

A policy brief which examines the effects on benefits and system solvency of proposals to reduce the annual cost-of-living adjustment. From the Social Security Administration.

Challenges to Persian Gulf Security: How Should the United States Respond?

Categories: Defense/Military,Democracy/Peace,Iran,Iraq

http://www.ndu.edu/inss/Strforum/SF237/SF237.pdf

Reviews national interests of Persian Gulf nations and three challenges facing the U.S. with special attention to the challenge posed by Iran. From the Institute for National Strategic Studies of the National Defense University

Consumer Expenditures in 2007

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Housing/Homelessness,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Transportation

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cesan.pdf

Average annual expenditures per household rose by 2.6% in 2007. Press release provides statistics on average annual expenditures by households for various items such as food, housing, apparel, transportation and others. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Participation in Self-Help Groups for Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use: 2006 and 2007

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Statistics

http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k8/selfHelp/selfHelp.pdf

Reports that 5 million people annually attended self-help groups for alcohol or drug use during the 2006-2007 period. 33% attended such groups because of both alcohol and illicit drug problems. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Underage Alcohol Use: Where Do Young People Get Alcohol?

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Statistics,Youth

http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k8/underageGetAlc/underageGetAlc.pdf

Reports that nearly one-third of underage drinkers purchased it themselves. About 26% received alcohol free from a nonrelated person age 21 or older, and 14% got it from another underage drinker. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Linkage of the 3rd National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to Air Quality Data

Categories: Environment,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_02/sr02_149.pdf

Brings together data on air pollution and health/nutrition. Describes which demographic groups are more likely to be assigned air pollution values, how differences in pollution exposure levels depend on the method of creating air pollution exposures, and which demographic groups are more likely to have higher exposure estimates. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

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