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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Characteristics of Scientists and Engineers in the United States: 2006

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology,Statistics

Provides employment, education and demographic characteristics of scientists and engineers, including median salary of scientists/engineers by field of highest degree and occupation.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


OASDI Beneficiaries by State and Zip Code

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Offers statistics on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in states, social security field offices, and zip codes for the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance Program.   From the Social Security Administration


Threat Posed by Mounting Vigilantism in Mexico

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Mexico

Describes changes which have resulted in greater violence surrounding drug trafficking from Mexico to the U.S. since the 1980s and citizen vigilantism which has also been growing in frequency.  Authored by W&M’s George Grayson.  From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College

(crime/justice       drug trafficking    mexico)

Readmissions for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 2008

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Presents data on hospital readmissions within 30 days  following an initial hospital stay for COPD among patients 40+ in 15 states in 2008.  Part of campaign to reduce health care costs by reducing readmissions through improved transitional care.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Low-fat Milk Consumption Among Children and Adolescents in the United States, 2007-2008

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Statistics,Youth

This report presents recent national data on the frequency and type of milk consumed by youth in the United States.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Understanding Racial and Ethnic Disparities in U.S. Infant Mortality Rates

Categories: African Americans,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Native Americans,Statistics,Women

Examines racial and ethnic disparities in U.S. infant mortality rates with a particular focus on explaining the high infant mortality rates for non-Hispanic Black, American Indian, and Puerto Rican women.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Criminal Victimization, 2010

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

An estimated 18.7 million violent and property crime victimization incidents were reported to law enforcement authorities during 2010, down from 20.1 million in 2009 and 24.2 million in 2001.  Also covers details of crimes and characteristics of victims, including relationship to perpetrator.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Military Service Members and Veterans: A Profile of those Enrolled in Undergraduate and Graduate Education in 2007-08

Categories: Defense/Military,Education-Higher,Statistics,Veterans

Provides statistics about military personnel and veterans enrolled in postsecondary programs prior to the passage of the new GI Bill to provide a context for future studies of the impact of the legislation.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


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