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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Virginia Compared to the Other States: 2011 Edition

Provides comparative statistics on taxes, budgets, income, unemployment, state spending trends and more.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


Undermining Economic Security: Use of Alternative Financial Services in Virginia

Categories: Business/Economics,Income/Poverty,Virginia Issues

Discusses how Virginia households with inadequate income to meet current or unexpected expenses turn to alternative financial services.  Describes what alternative services exist in Virginia, who uses such services, and where the services are located.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


UNICEF Annual Report 2010

Categories: Children,United Nations

Highlights contributions toward millennium development goals by providing assistance for improved children’s health, expanding access to quality education, and protecting children’s rights.  From UNICEF


State of the World’s Midwifery 2011

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,United Nations

Reports on need for additional trained midwives to reduce delivery deaths in developing countries and meet a millennium development goal for skilled attendants at 95% of births.  From the UN Population Fund


From Farm to Fork: A Statistical Journey Along the EU’s Food Chain

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,European Union,Statistics

Statistics on agriculture for European Union countries including number of establishments, number of persons employed, leading crops and so forth.  From Eurostat


Cigarette Health Warnings

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Consumer Info/Protection,Headlines,Smoking/Tobacco

Provides information and samples of the more prominent health warnings which will be required on cigarette packs beginning in September 2012.  From the Food and Drug Administration


Where We Commute

Categories: Statistics,Transportation,Virginia Issues

Brief discussion of commuting patterns and trends in the Hampton Roads area.  From the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization


Preemptions in Federal Legislation in the 111th Congress

Categories: Congress,Federal State Relations,Laws/Regulations

This report discusses the nature of federal preemptions—mandates that limit the authority of state, local or tribal governments to apply and enforce their own laws– and identifies preemptive language in legislation considered by the 111th Congress.  It also outlines the policy areas most affected by proposed preemptions and identifies preemptions that became law.  From the Congressional Budget Office


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