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Proposed Guidance on Sound Incentive Compensation Policies

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Federal Register notice which requests public comments on proposed federal guidelines which would ensure that compensation policies at large banks would not encourage excessive risk-taking by executives. From the Office of the Federal Reserve.

Estimates of the Legal Permanent Resident Population in 2008

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Statistics

Presents estimates of the legal permanent resident population, persons granted lawful permanent residence, living in the U.S. on January 1, 2008. Reports 12.6 million legal permanent residents on January 1, 2008. Also provides information on country of birth of legal permanent residents. From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security.

United Kingdom Health Statistics 2009

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Great Britain,Health/Medical,Statistics

Covers general health, health-related behavior, preventive health care, pregnancy and childbirth, mortality and life expectancy, and international comparisons. From the Office for National Statistics.

Census Bureau Releases 2006-2008 American Community Survey Data for Small Population Areas

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

Press release with links to data tables which announces the release of three year data for communities with populations as small as 20,000. From the Census Bureau.

Food Spending Declined and Food Insecurity Increased for Middle- and Low-Income Households, 2000 to

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Traces trends in the declining percent of spending by households on food and a corresponding increase in food insecurity in low-income and even middle-income households. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Group and Non-Group Private Health Insurance Coverage, 1996 to 2007

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

Reports that the number of non-elderly individuals with private group (employer provided) health insurance rose from 135 million to 146 million but that the number of non-elderly individuals with private non-group health insurance fell from 9 million to 6.6 million between 1996 and 2007. . From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Trends in Uninsured Hospital Stays, 1998-2007

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

Reports that the number of uninsured hospital stays during the ten year period of study increased by 31%, while the overall number of hospital stays increased only 13%. Also provides information about the cost and reasons for uninsured stays. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Reconsideration of Weighting and Updating Procedures in the US CPI

Categories: Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Provides a retrospective look at the effects of two 2002 technical enhancements to the Consumer Price Index and offers conclusions and recommendations for further research. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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