Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2008

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,United Nations

http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2010/9789241500265_eng.pdf

Reports than an estimated 358,000 maternal deaths occurred worldwide in 2008, a 34% decline from the levels of 1990.  Relates progress toward goals for maternal health established in Millennium Development Goals.  From the World Health Organization

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Vol. IX, Vietnam, October 1972-January 1973

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Vietnam

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76v09

Covers Paris negotiations between Kissinger and Le Duc Tho in October 1972, the subsequent refusal of South Vietnamese leaders to accept agreements made in Paris, and the disintegration of negotiations which led to the U.S. decision to conduct an air campaign against Hanoi and Haiphong Harbor.  From the State Department

Educating Teenagers About Sex in the United States

Categories: Education,Sex Issues,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db44.pdf

This report examines the percentage of male and female teenagers 15-19 years of age who received sex education and the source of their information, including schools, churches, community centers, and/or parents.  .  From the National Center for Health Statistics

Births, Marriages, Divorces, and Deaths: Provisional Data for 2009

Categories: Births/Deaths,Marriage/Family,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr58/nvsr58_25.pdf

Also includes data on fertility rate and infant deaths.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

State Public Defender Programs, 2007

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/spdp07.pdf

Examines how public defender services are provided in the 22 states that had state-funded and state-administered indigent defense programs.  Includes information on staffing, expenditures, attorney training, and caseload data.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

County-Based and Local Public Defender Offices, 2007

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/clpdo07.pdf

Examines how states administer public defender services at the county level including staffing, expenditures, attorney training, and caseload data.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2009

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/prod/2010pubs/p60-238.pdf

Reports that 1 in 7 Americans or 44 million lived in homes in which the income was below the poverty level in 2009., the highest level in half a century.  Also reports that more than 51 million Americans lacked health insurance in 2009, a higher number than in 2008.  From the Census Bureau.

Projected Budgetary Impact of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/117xx/doc11745/09-16-Frank-Letter.pdf

Provides an assessment of the impact on the federal budget of the activities of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two government sponsored enterprises, which provide credit guarantees for more than half of the outstanding residential mortgages in the U.S.  From the Congressional Budget Office