Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Low Income Dynamics: 1991-2008 (Great Britain)

Categories: Great Britain,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Looks at the issues of income mobility and the extent of persistent low income experienced by different groups in Great Britain.  Also examines the likelihood for individuals of making transitions into or out of low income and characteristics associated with the transitions.  From the Department for Work and Pensions and the Office of National Statistics

Increase in Opposite-Sex Cohabiting Couples From 2009 to 2010 in the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey

Categories: Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Sex Issues,Statistics

Reports there was a 13% increase in the number of opposite-sex couples who were cohabiting between 2009 and 2010.  Examines the characteristics of unmarried couples and offers some suggestions about factors that may have contributed to this observed increase.  From the Census Bureau

Nonprime Mortgages: Analysis of Loan Performance, Factors Associated with Defaults, and Data Sources

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

Provides information on the performance of nonprime loans through December 2009, examines how loan and borrower characteristics and economic conditions influenced the likelihood of default of nonprime loans, and describes the features and limitations of primary sources of data on nonprime loan performance.  From the Government Accountability Office

Data on the Risk Characteristics and Performance of Single-Family Mortgages Originated from 2001 Through 2008 and Financed in the Secondary Market

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

Summarizes information on the risk characteristics and performance of mortgage loans originated during a recent 8 year period and financed in the secondary mortgage markets either through Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac or alternatively through the issuance of private mortgage-backed  and asset-backed securities.  From the Federal Housing Finance Agency

The Iraq War: Part 1: The U.S. Prepares for Conflict

Categories: Defense/Military,Great Britain,Iraq,Spying/Intelligence

A collection of 14 documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act which confirm that U.S. policy makers were looking for ways to justify invading Iraq as early as November 2001.  The first of a three part series. From the National Security Archive.