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Earl Gregg Swem Library

United States Life Tables 2007

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Reports that in 2007 the overall life expectation at birth was 77.9 years with 75.4 for males and 80.4 for females.  Also provides tables for life expectation based on age, sex, and race.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2010: Detailed Tables

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Statistics

Biennial set of tables that compares voting and registration patterns by demographic, social, and economic characteristics at the national level.  Also includes state level figures on voting and registration.  Provides link to press release.  From the Census Bureau


Virginia Students Again Outperform Peers Nationwide on SAT

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Tests/Assessments,Virginia Issues

Reports results for Virginia students compared to national results on 2011 Scholastic Aptitude Tests in reading, writing, and mathematics.   From the Virginia Department of Education


Strategies to Promote Third Grade Reading Performance in Virginia

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Virginia Issues

Presents recommendations for improving reading performance to reach Standards of Learning objectives for third graders.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


Retail Sales and the Economy: Hampton Roads Economic Quarterly

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Discusses the connection between retail sales and the health of the overall economy, then offers statistics on retail sales trends in Hampton Roads.  Also provides latest Hampton Roads Economic Indicators as of summer 2011.  From the Hampton Roads Plan District Commission


An Examination of Inmate Health Care Costs

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Virginia Issues$file/RD207.pdf

This report focuses on actions taken to curb the growth in health expenditures for inmates in the area of salaries, off-site health care services, and pharmaceuticals.  Also compares costs to those of a large employer group and to the state of Texas. From the Virginia Department of Corrections


Catalog of State and Federal Mandates on Local Governments: 2011

Categories: Federal State Relations,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues$file/RD191.pdf

Annual listing of mandates imposed on localities organized by state agency of origin with a subject index.  From the Commission on Local Government


Virginia: An Emerging Leader in the Nation’s Local Food Movement

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Transportation,Virginia Issues

Documents the depth and breadth of the local food movement in Virginia and examines the obstacles to continued growth of the movement in the state.  From the University of Virginia Newsletter


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