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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Outdoor Water Use and Water Conservation Opportunities in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Categories: Environment,Natural Resources,Virginia Issues

Reports the results of a special seasonal water use study carried out in Virginia Beach in the summer of 2008   From the U.S. Geological Survey


Special Tabulation Based on Supplemental Poverty Measure

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics

Results of a special tabulation, commissioned by the New York Times, which focuses on the characteristics of the population just above the poverty line.  The 5 tables include a Supplemental Poverty Measure Threshold for the DC metro area.   From the Census Bureau


Dowry and Division: Youth and State Building in South Sudan

Categories: Africa,Democracy/Peace,Education,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Sudan

One of a series of reports on the creation of a new state in the Republic of South Sudan.  This report assesses the situation, priorities, and expectations of South Sudan’s youth population with special focus on lack of education, employment and obstacles to marriage.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Security Sector Transformation in North Africa and the Middle East

Categories: Africa,Arab,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Middle East Conflict

Insights and conclusions from a summer 2011 conference on police reform in the countries experiencing the Arab Spring and its importance for the growth of democracy in the region.  From the United States Institute of Peace


2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Manufacturing,Statistics,Transportation

Proposed rule for improving fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions of cars and light trucks in the 2017-2025 time period.  From the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation


Current Price Topics: A Comparison of the CPI-U and the C-CPI-U

Categories: Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Explains and compares the use of the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers and the Chained CPI for all Urban Consumers, started in 2002 as a means to address the issue of so-called upper-level substitution bias in purchasing decisions.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


The Pharmaceutical Industry: An Overview of CPI, PPI, and IPP Methodology

Categories: Manufacturing,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Describes the three price programs and their methods for calculating pharmaceutical inflation factors.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Extended Mass Layoffs in 2010

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports that employers initiated more than 7,200 extended mass layoff events in 2010 that resulted in the separation of nearly 1.3 million workers.  Provides information on the layoffs and the characteristics of the industries and workers affected.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


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