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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Syria: No End in Sight?

Categories: Headlines,History,Syria

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP12-48.pdf

This paper describes Syria’s sectarian and political history, and discusses the forces involved in the conflict.  It also considers the role played by other countries and points out obstacles to effective intervention.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 12/48

 

Census Bureau Reports There are 89,004 Local Governments in the United States

Categories: Federal State Relations,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/governments/cb12-161.html

Press release with information about first release of data from the 2012 Census of Governments.

From the Census Bureau

 

Small Area Health Insurance Estimates

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/did/www/sahie/data/interactive/

Interactive tool now updated with 2010 data.  Allows user to find health insurance coverage data for any county in the U.S.  by age, sex, race, and income categories.  From the Census Bureau

 

Small Area Health Insurance Estimates 2010 Highlights

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/did/www/sahie/data/2010/SAHIE_Highlights_2010.pdf

Provides introduction and state level health insurance coverage rates.  From the Census Bureau

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume 38, Part 1, Foundations of Foreign Policy, 1973-1976

Categories: Communism,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Middle East Conflict

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76v38p1

Describes the efforts of the Nixon/Ford administration to develop a grand strategy in foreign policymaking.  From the State Department

 

Wait Time for Treatment in Hospital Emergency Departments: 2009

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db102.pdf

This report describes the recent trend in wait times for treatment in hospital emergency departments and on how wait times varied by two ED crowding measures: ambulance diversions and boarding of admitted patients.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Household Formation and the Great Recession

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Housing/Homelessness,Marriage/Family

http://www.clevelandfed.org/research/Commentary/2012/2012-12.cfm

An analysis of recent household formation patterns shows that the greatest shortfall occurred among young adults and that it was related to weak economic conditions.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

 

Interventions for Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Youth

http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/ehc/products/271/1196/CER65_Autism-Young-Adults_20120723.pdf

Concludes that few studies have been carried out to assess treatment approaches for adolescents and young adults with ASD and little evidence is available for specific treatment approaches.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

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