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Developing Country Interests in Climate Change Action and the Implications for a Post-2012 Climate C

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,United Nations

http://www.unctad.org/en/docs/ditcbcc20092_en.pdf

Focuses on advancing development goals in a sustainable way while making the case that developing countries have strategic interests in addressing climate change. From the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

Russia and the West

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,NATO,Russia

http://www.parliament.uk/commons/lib/research/rp2009/rp09-036.pdf

Analyzes the evolution of Russian foreign policy under both Putin and Medvedev. Seeks to identify the main themes, interests, and objectives of Russian foreign policy and especially Russia&#x0027’s relations with the U.S., NATO, the European Union and the United Kingdom. House of Commons Library Research Paper 09/36

Russia’s Military Posture

Categories: Defense/Military,Russia

http://www.parliament.uk/commons/lib/research/rp2009/rp09-035.pdf

Examines Russian military capabilities, its ability to defend its increasingly diverse strategic interests, and the credibility of the Russian military modernization and rearmament program. House of Commons Library Research Paper 09/35

The Concentration in Health Expenditures Over a Two Year Time Interval 2005-2006

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st244/stat244.pdf

Reports that 1% of the population accounted for 18.7% of total health care expenditures and that the top 5% of spenders accounted for 44% of health care spending. Also reports that individuals between the ages of 45 and 64 and the elderly were disproportionately represented among the population with the highest level of medical expenses. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Nationwide Frequency and Costs of Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations, 2006

Categories: Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb72.pdf

Estimates that hospital costs for potentially preventable conditions totaled $30.8 billion in 2006 or 1 of every 10 dollars of total hospital expenditures. Better ambulatory care and patient adoption of healthier behavior could have prevented most of these expenditures. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

College Enrollment and Work Activity of 2008 High School Graduates

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

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

Reports that 68% of 2008 high school graduates were enrolled in colleges or universities by October 2008. Enrollment rates were 71% for females and 66% for males. Also offers information on labor force participation of those enrolled and not enrolled in higher education and the unemployment rate for recent high school graduates. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

New Indicators of Career/Technical Education Coursetaking: Class of 2005

Categories: Education,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2009038

Examines the patterns of courses taken in career/technical education, the specific occupational areas covered, and courses taken across occupational areas. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

The Nation’s Report Card: Long-Term Trend 2008

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2009479

Presents the results of the National Assessment of Education Progress’ long-term trend assessments in reading and math that administered in 2007-08 to students aged 9, 13, and 17. Charts educational progress in reading from 1971 and in mathematics from 1973. Results are described by race, ethnicity, gender, and type of school. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

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