Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

The State of Food and Agriculture: 2009: Livestock in the Balance

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.fao.org/docrep/012/i0680e/i0680e.pdf

The focus of this issue is on livestock and the problems related to the growing demand for livestock products.  Also includes review of world food security, and agricultural production, price, and trade developments.  From the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

21st Century Welfare

Categories: Great Britain,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/cm79/7913/7913.pdf

Identifies the key failings of the current British welfare system and outlines the issues and objectives that the coalition government thinks the system should attempt to achieve.  Parliamentary Command Paper Cm7913.

Education and Conflict in Haiti

Categories: Education,Foreign Assistance,Haiti,Weather/Disasters

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/sr245.pdf

Describes the education sector in Haiti before the earthquake, then presents recommendations on how Haiti and the international community can improve and modernize the schools while increasing access.  From the United States Institute of Peace

EPA’s Toxicity Testing of Dispersants: Phase 2

Categories: Energy,Environment,Weather/Disasters

http://www.epa.gov/bpspill/dispersants-testing.html#phase2

Concludes that the Phase 2 tests confirm that the dispersant used in response to the Gulf oil spill is no more or less toxic than the available alternatives.  From the  Environmental Protection Agency

To Walk the Earth in Safety: The United States’ Commitment to Conventional Weapons Destruction

Categories: Africa,Asia,East Europe,Guns,Latin America,Middle East Conflict

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/145116.pdf

Describes the continuing commitment and efforts of the U.S. to clear landmines and other explosive remnants of war in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Emergency Department Visits Involving Underage Alcohol Use: 2008

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Statistics,Youth

http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k10/DAWN005/UnderageDrinkingHTML.pdf

Reports that nearly 200,000 alcohol-related emergency department visits were made in 2008 by patients aged 12 to 20.  From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Labor Force Flows in the Most Recent Recession

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/ils/pdf/opbils85.pdf

Tracks flows from employment to unemployment and back during the recession period.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employment and Earnings of Recent Veterans

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans,Women

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2010/07/art1full.pdf

Reports that the unemployment rate of recent female veterans is higher than that of female nonveterans.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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