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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Global Tuberculosis Control 2010

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Latest annual report on the tuberculosis epidemic and progress made in controlling the disease at the global, regional, and country levels.  Extensive statistics on prevalence and mortality of the disease by country.  From the World Health Organization

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill 2010-11: Commons Stages

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain

Describes the legislative progress of a bill that would bring about major changes in the British elective system.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 10/72.

Why Sudan’s Popular Consultation Matters

Categories: Africa,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Sudan

This paper examines the process by which the people of the Sudanese states of Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile will assess the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement and determine whether it reflects the aspirations of the people.  From the United States Institute of Peace

The U.S. Produce Industry and Labor: Facing the Future in a Global Economy

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

Assesses how particular fruit and vegetable commodities might be affected by stricter immigration laws and a loss of undocumented farm labor.  Reviews a range of possible adjustment scenarios.  .  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Nonmetropolitan Outmigration Counties: Some are Poor, Many are Prosperous

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Examines the features of mostly rural counties that are losing population, even though some are relatively prosperous.  Outmigration is usually a mark of high unemployment, high poverty, and loss of manufacturing jobs.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Household Food Security in the United States, 2009

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Urban Issues

Reports that nearly 15% of American households were food insecure  at least some time during 2009 and nearly 6% had very low food security.  Food insecure households remained at the highest recorded levels since 1995 when the first food security survey was conducted.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Atlantic Coast U.S. Seaports

Categories: Statistics,Transportation,Virginia Issues

Provides description and statistics for the major Atlantic seaports including Norfolk/Newport News.  Includes statistics on number of vessel calls by type of vessel,  and value and tonnage of goods handled.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Examining the Consequences of Mortgage Irregularities for Financial Stability and Foreclosure Mitigation

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Housing/Homelessness

Discusses the  possible consequences of robo-signing of mortgage documents and other problems in failing to adequately document mortgage loan transfers that could potentially threaten financial stability and undermine federal efforts to mitigate the foreclosure crisis.   From the Congressional Oversight Panel

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