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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2008

Categories: Asia,China,India,Japan,Korea,Statistics,United Nations

Includes data, charts, and a textual overview of more than 200 indicators of social and economic development for Asian countries. From the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific of the United Nations.

Global Financial Stability Report: Responding to the Financial Crisis and Measuring Systemic Risks

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets

Estimates that writedowns of U.S. originated financial products will equal $2.7 trillion and the cost will rise to $4 trillion when other problem assets are included. Argues that more public intervention is required to restore market confidence and relieve financial markets of uncertainty. From the International Monetary Fund

Assessment of the Impacts of Global Change on Regional U.S. Air Quality

Categories: Climate Change,Environment

Subtitled: A Synthesis of Climate Change Impacts on Ground-Level Ozone. Intended for managers and scientists working on air quality projects to provide them with information on the potential effects of climate change on regional air quality in the U.S. From the Environmental Protection Agency

The Five Most Costly Children’s Conditions, 2006

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

The five most costly conditions for treatment of children in 2006 were mental disorders, asthma, trauma-related disorders, acute bronchitis and infectious diseases. A total of $98.8 billion was spent for treatment of children. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The Challenge of Fetal Mortality

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Reports that about 1 million fetal deaths occur annually at any gestational age in the U.S. Also reports on recent trends in fetal mortality, especially among racial and ethnic groups. From the National Center for Health Statistics

Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2008

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Education,Statistics

Annual report which examines crime occurring in school as well as on the way to and from school. Reports there were 1.7 million victims of nonfatal crimes at schools and 35 school-associated violent deaths. Covers fights in school, bullying, classroom disorder, weapons, victimization, perceptions of safety, and alcohol/drug use in schools. From the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics

An Evaluation of Bias in the 2007 National Households Education Surveys Program

Categories: Education,Statistics

Explores whether the increasing use of cell phones and non-response rates to landline-based phone surveys are leading to a bias in results. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

How Undergraduate Students Use Credit Cards

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Youth

Subtitled: Sallie Mae’s National Study of Usage Rates and Trends 2009. Reports that 9 in 10 undergraduates reported paying for direct education expenses with credit cards and average amount more than doubled since the last study. From Sallie Mae.

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