Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

State Retirement Systems Assets Fall $641 Billion in 2009

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Reports that assets in state retirement systems fell for the second consecutive year, due to a $485 billion decrease in earnings between 2008 and 2009.  Provides links to detailed tables  from the Annual Survey of Public-Employee Retirement Systems.  From the Census Bureau

Educational Attainment in the United States: 2010

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics,Women

Press release which reports that more working women than men have college degrees by 37% to 35%.  Provides links to detailed tables with education attainment by sex, race, marital status, occupation, and other characteristics.  From the Census Bureau

Food Security Improved Following the 2009 ARRA Increase in SNAP Benefits

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

Reports that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 increased benefit levels for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and expanded eligibility for jobless adults without children.  Food expenditures by low-income households increased by 5.4% and food insecurity declined by 2.2% from 2008 to 2009.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Home Health Care and Discharged Hospice Care Patients: United States, 2000 and 2007

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents national estimates on home health care patients and discharged hospice care patients, including information on patient characteristics, medical diagnoses, service use, advance care planning and hospital care use.  Reports that each day in 2007 there were an estimated 1.45 million patients receiving home health care.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Business/Economics,Federal State Relations,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts

5-4 Supreme Court decision that consumers may not band together in class-action law suits to pursue complaints against businesses.  The case involved a cell phone contract whose fine print mandated that claims be handled through arbitration procedures.  The decision struck down a California law that forbids bans on class-action efforts in arbitration or litigation.  From