Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Hampton Roads 2009 Socioeconomic Data by Transportation Analysis Zone

Provides data on population, employment, retail sales, and auto sales in tandem with maps for transportation analysis purposes.  From the Hampton Roads Plan District Commission

Global Report: UNAIDS Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,United Nations

Describes progress in fighting the AIDS epidemic, latest data, and provides sections on HIV prevention and treatment.   Also offers country level statistics.  From the United Nations

Crime and Criminal Justice

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,European Union,Statistics

Provides statistical trends on crime in the European Union countries.  Also covers trends in types of crimes including drug trafficking and data on prison populations.  From Eurostat

Our Health and Wellbeing Today

Categories: Great Britain,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

Reviews the state of health of people in England, the changing nature of disease and health, and the health challenges faced by the country.  From the Department of Health

Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Our Strategy for Public Health in England

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Great Britain,Health/Medical,Mental Health

White paper which proposes to end central control and give local government the responsibility and funding to develop their own ways of improving public health and reducing health inequities in their area.  Also proposes a restructuring and simplifying of the public health service to be known as Public Health England.  Command Paper CM7985  From the Secretary of State for Health.

The Importance of Teaching: The Schools White Paper 2010

Categories: Education,Great Britain

Lays out plan of school reform based on improvement of teacher status and authority, raising curriculum standards,  and providing extra funding to spur improvement for students from poorest backgrounds.  Command Paper Cm7980.  From the Department for Education.

Numbers of Doctorates Awarded Continue to Grow in 2009: Indicators of Employment Outcomes Mixed

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

Among the key findings: nearly 50,000 doctorates were awarded in 2009, an increase of 1.6% over the previous year; the number of doctorate recipients with temporary visas was done; and the number of doctorates earned by members of racial/ethnic minority groups continues to grow faster than the number earned by whites.  From the National Science Foundation

Distributional Effects of Reducing the Social Security Benefit Formula

Categories: Elderly,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Analyzes the distributional effects of three options to reduce Social Security benefits by reducing benefits by 3 or 5% for all newly eligible beneficiaries or by reducing benefits for all but the lowest lifetime earners.  The last option would reduce Social Security’s long-term imbalance by 76%, the other options less so.  From the Social Security Administration

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