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Economic Decline Widespread in 2009

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Reports that gross domestic product by metropolitan area declined by 2.4% in 2009 after declining 0.4% in 2008.  Declines were experienced in 292 of 366 metro areas. Offers metro area GDP statistics for 2009 (Advanced) and revised stats for 2001-2008.  Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News declined by 0.8% in 2009 and ranked 35th in terms of GDP size.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Espionage Act and the Legal and Constitutional Issues Raised by Wikileaks

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Secrecy,Laws/Regulations

Examines whether any laws were violated by the Wikileaks disclosure of U.S. foreign relations documents. From the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives

Housing Conditions in Europe in 2009

Categories: European Union,Housing/Homelessness,Statistics

Reports that 30 million people in the European Union suffered from lack of space and poor housing conditions.  Offers country level data.  From Eurostat

English Housing Survey: Headline Report 2009-10

Categories: Great Britain,Housing/Homelessness,Statistics

Annual report on the profile of housing in England including trends in tenures, the demographic and economic characteristics of households,  and the condition of the housing stock.  Reports a decrease in the number of owner occupied households and an increase in the number of households renting privately.  From the Department of Communities and Local Government

Beyond Attendance: A Multi-Modal Understanding of Arts Participation

Categories: Arts/Humanities

Explores patterns of arts engagement across three modes: arts creation or performance, arts engagement through media, and attendance at arts activities.  From the National Endowment for the Arts.

Arts and Arts Participation: A Case Against Demographic Destiny

Categories: Arts/Humanities

Analyzes the relationship between age and arts participation and concludes that age and year of birth are poor predictors of arts participation.  From the National Endowment for the Arts

Arts Education in America: What the Declines Mean for Arts Participation

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Education

Responds to 5% decline in arts participation as reported by 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts.  This report investigates the relationship between early arts education and arts participation in later life.  From the National Endowment for the Arts

Population Aging: Is Latin America Ready?

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Latin America,Welfare/Social Services

Essays focused on three topics relating to population trends in Latin America: support for alleviating poverty in the aging, the sustainability of social expenditures in an aging world, and impact of aging on health care and health status.  From the World Bank

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