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Attitudes, Values, and Perceptions: Muslims and the General Population in 2007-08

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Great Britain,Religion/Ethics,Statistics

http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/statistics/pdf/1484586.pdf

Compares attitudes within the Muslim community to attitudes of the broader British community with regard to cohesion, interaction, identity, trust, and perceptions of prejudice and discrimination.  From the Department of Communities and Local Government and the Office for National Statistics.

U.S.-Mexico Homeland Defense: A Compatible Interface

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Mexico

http://www.ndu.edu/inss/docUploaded/sf%20254_web.pdf

Explores areas of mutual concern in homeland security for Mexico and the U.S.  From the National Defense University.

Traditional Dispute Resolution and Stability in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Democracy/Peace

http://www.usip.org/resources/traditional-dispute-resolution-and-stability-in-afghanistan

Argues that stability in Afghanistan will be elusive until the government provides effective dispute mechanisms to replace tribal councils and local leaders  From the United States Institute of Peace.

Small Farms in the United States: Persistence Under Pressure

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/eib63/

Describes trends away from small commercial farms, despite the fact that small size (income of less than $250,000) is a characteristic of  91% of U.S. farms.  From the  Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Changing Participation in Food Assistance Programs Among Low-Income Children After Welfare Reform

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/err92/

This study investigates participation in, and benefits received from welfare programs before and after the change from Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)  to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).  Between 1990 and 2004 the share of children receiving benefits declined, especially among children in the poorest households.  From the  Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Gross Domestic Product: Fourth Quarter 2009

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/national/gdp/2010/gdp4q09_2nd.htm

Announces that real gross domestic product increased by 5.9% in the fourth quarter, but that real GDP decreased by 2.4% in 2009.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Expenditures for the Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs, Medicare Beneficiaries, Age 65 and Over, 2007

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st280/stat280.pdf

Reports the top five therapeutic drug classes ranked by total expense for adults 65 and over on Medicare were metabolic, cardiovascular, central nervous system, gastrointestinal agents, and hormones. These classes accounted for 66% of the $81.7 billion total prescription drug expenses by older adults.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Expenditures for the Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs, Adults Age 18 and Older…2007

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st279/stat279.pdf

Reports the top five therapeutic drug classes ranked by total expense for adults were metabolic, central nervous system, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and psychotherapeutic agents.  Expenditures for these totaled $136.7 billion or nearly two-thirds of the total costs for prescription drugs.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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