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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Experimental Poverty Measures Public Use Research File 2010

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/housing/povmeas/pov10/

A microdata file that allows users to create tables updating the National Academy of Sciences experimental poverty estimates to construct 2010 estimates.  From the Census Bureau

 

Know Before You Owe: Student Loans

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation

http://www.consumerfinance.gov/students/knowbeforeyouowe/

Describes a proposed financial aid shopping sheet which would allow student and their families to better understand the costs of college and the costs of repaying loans for college.  The financial aid disclosure form is modeled after forms used to disclose the cost of home mortgages.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

 

Solar Energy Use in U.S. Agriculture: Overview and Policy Issues

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Energy

http://www.usda.gov/oce/reports/energy/Web_SolarEnergy_combined.pdf

Identifies trends and future potential in use of solar energy by farms and ranches in the U.S.   From the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Do Remittances Reduce Aid Dependency?

Categories: Foreign Assistance

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/wp/2011/wp11246.pdf

Examines the interplay between traditional foreign assistance as a means of development for less developed nations,  and the increasingly important role of remittances, which now amount to more than twice as much as developing countries receive in aid.  A working paper from the International Monetary Fund.

 

The Global Positioning System for Military Users: Current Modernization Plans and Alternatives

Categories: Defense/Military,Maps/Geography,Science/Technology

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/125xx/doc12505/10-28-GPS.pdf

Examines three alternatives for improving the performance of global positioning system programs for military users, primarily by improving the performance of GPS receivers, and estimates the budgetary consequences of those options as well as their effect on the ability of the GPS to operate in an environment where an opponent is trying to block GPS signals.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

A Parent’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Categories: Children,Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/a-parents-guide-to-autism-spectrum-disorder/index.shtml

Covers what autism spectrum disorder is, how to recognize the signs and symptoms, and how to find needed resources.  From the National Institute of Mental Health

 

An Analysis of State-Owned Enterprises and State Capitalism in China

Categories: Business/Economics,China

http://www.uscc.gov/researchpapers/2011/10_26_11_CapitalTradeSOEStudy.pdf

Examines the role of state-owned enterprises in China, their importance to the Chinese economy,  the relationship between the government and various types of SOEs, and the economic ramifications of Chinese state capitalism.  From the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

 

Artists and Arts Workers in the United States

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://arts.gov/research/Notes/105.pdf

AKA Equal Opportunity Data Mining: National Statistics About Working Artists.  Uses data from the American Community Survey to update Artists in the Workforce: 2000-2005 on the number, variety, and distribution of artists in the U.S. The update also explores the relationship between individual artist occupations and specific industries.  From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

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