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Earl Gregg Swem Library

America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2008

Categories: Children,Marriage/Family,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/families_households/013378.html

Press release with links to detailed statistical tables. Reports that the percentage of families with their own children living at home decreased to 46% in 2008 from 52% in 1950. Points to declining fertility rates and the aging of the baby boomers as the cause for the decline. From the Census Bureau.

Program Perspectives on Paid-Leave Benefits

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/perspectives/issue2.pdf

A collection of statistics on paid-leave benefits for U.S. workers including holidays, vacations, and personal leave. Covers access to such benefits, employer costs, and trends. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2007 Bulletin 2717

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/oes/2007/may/chartbook.pdf

Provides statistics on employment and wages in the U.S. under four broad categories: detailed occupations, labor patterns of specific industries, and labor markets in state and local areas. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Annual Averages, Household Data: 2008

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsa2008.pdf

Annual national data on employment status, earnings, and union affiliation by sex, race, ethnicity, and detailed occupational categories. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Federal Land Management: Observations on a Possible Move of the Forest Service into the Interior Dep

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Federal State Relations,Natural Resources

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09223.pdf

Concludes that moving the Forest Service from the Department of Agriculture to the Department of the Interior could improve federal land management but would produce few efficiencies and could diminish the Forest Service role in state and private land management. From the Government Accountability Office.

Characteristics of Major Metropolitan Destinations of Immigrants

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Statistics,Urban Issues

http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/metro_fs_2006.pdf

Provides information on leading metropolitan destinations of immigrants ranked by immigrant population growth rates and selected economic and social indicators. Phoenix, Atlanta, and Tampa were the top metro areas in immigrant growth rates from 2001 to 2006. New York, Los Angeles, and Miami were the top three metro areas with total number of immigrants during this time period. From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

The Foreign-Born Component of the Uninsured Population

Categories: Health Insurance,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/uninsured_fs_2007.pdf

Provides information on trends in the population without health insurance coverage by nativity and citizenship status. Estimates that during 2007 12.4 million foreign-born residents of the U.S. did not have health insurance coverage. Provides historic statistics on the higher rate of the uninsured foreign born population compared to the native born population. From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

Estimates of the Legal Permanent Resident Population in 2007

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/lpr_pe_2007.pdf

Estimates that 12.8 million people were legal permanent residents in the U.S. on January 1, 2007. The number covers immigrants who had been granted lawful permanent residence but not those who had become U.S. citizens. Between 2005 and 2007 the legal permanent residence population increased by 7 percent. From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security.