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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2010 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance

Categories: Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats10/toc.htm

Latest annual statistics on the prevalence of various types of sexually-transmitted diseases, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Health Insurance Coverage of Young Adults Aged 19 to 25: 2008, 2009, and 2011

Categories: Health Insurance,Population/Census,Statistics,Youth

http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/acsbr11-11.pdf

This report examines the health insurance coverage of young adults aged 19 to 25 in the two years before the Affordable Care Act extended coverage on parental family health plans (2008 and 2009) and in the year after the change (2011) and compares them to adults aged 26 to 29.  From the Census Bureau

Poverty: 2010 and 2011

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/acsbr11-01.pdf

This report, using income and household relationship data from the 1 year 2010 and 2011 American Community Surveys, compares poverty rates for the nation, states, and large metropolitan statistical areas.  Also summarizes the distribution of people by income-to-poverty ratios for states and DC.  From the Census Bureau

 

Household Income for States: 2010 and 2011

Categories: Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/acsbr11-02.pdf

Household income continues to decline.  This report, based on the American Community Survey one-year estimates, presents data on median household income at the national and state levels.  From the Census Bureau

 

Russia Country Analysis

Categories: Energy,Russia,Statistics

http://www.eia.gov/countries/cab.cfm?fips=RS

Describes energy reserves, production, and exports for Russia, which has the world’s largest natural gas reserves, the second-largest  coal reserves, and the ninth-largest crude oil reserves.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

Poverty in the United States: 2011

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL33069.pdf

In 2011 46.2 million people or 15% of the population were counted as poor.  This report discusses poverty among specific groups, the official definition of poverty, research into supplemental poverty measures, and variations in poverty by state, metro areas, and region.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Intelligence Authorization Legislation: Status and Challenges

Categories: Congress,Govt Finance,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/R40240.pdf

Discusses problems in the intelligence authorization process and the impact on intelligence programs, especially the ability of Congress to exercise oversight.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Carbon Tax: Deficit Reduction and Other Considerations

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Govt Finance,Taxes

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42731.pdf

Discusses the concept of a carbon tax as an option for raising additional federal revenues and reducing the deficit, including the equity, operability, and political feasibility of such a tax.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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