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Earl Gregg Swem Library

World Economic Outlook: Crisis and Recovery

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets

Estimates that global economic activity will contract by 1.3% in 2009. Includes sections on global prospects and policies, country and regional perspectives, from recession to recovery, and the transmission of financial stress from advanced to emerging economies. From the International Monetary Fund.

Protecting the Public in a Changing Communications Environment

Describes the changing nature of communications, the need for change to maintain law enforcement and public safety capabilities in the new technological era, and the need to respect privacy. Also lays out a range of policy options to accomplish these goals for public comment. From the British Home Office.

A Crack in the Nestegg: Are Americans Doing Enough to Save for Retirement?

Categories: Retirement/Social Security

Reviews current trends affecting retirement savings and offers a short list of resources on retirement savings. From the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Beyond the Strait: PLA Missions Other Than Taiwan

Categories: China,Defense/Military

Analyzes the role of the People’s Liberation Army in disaster and humanitarian relief, United Nations peacekeeping, counterterrorism and other missions. From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College

Ranks of Discouraged Workers and Others Marginally Attached to the Labor Force Rise During Recession

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

Explains the concept of the marginally attached and reports a sharp increase in this category during the current recession. Two tables and two charts with national data. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Treatment Outcomes Among Clients Discharged from Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment.

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Statistics

Reports that treatment completion was highest in 2005 among those who received assistance for primary alcohol abuse and lowest among those who suffered from primary opiate or cocaine abuse. Also reports that males were more likely to complete outpatient treatment than females. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Anthropometric Reference Data for Children and Adults: United States, 1988-1994

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

Covers human body measurements, such as weight, height, and size. Such measurements are a key component of nutritional status assessment in children and adults as well as dietary adequacy and disease risk. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools: Findings from the School Survey on C

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Statistics

Uses data from the 2007-2008 School Survey on Crime and Safety to examine a range of issues dealing with school crime and safety including frequency of school crime and violence, disciplinary actions, and school practices related to the reduction and prevention of crime. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

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