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Peacebuilding Efforts of Women from Afghanistan and Iraq: Lessons in Transition

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Iraq,Women

Practical steps and lessons learned in bringing peace to countries in transition from war.  Statements from a June 2012 seminar featuring women from Afghanistan and Iraq.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Are Depression-Era Employment Swings Overstated?

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,History,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Compares unemployment rates from the Great Depression with those of the recent Great Recession and determines that changes in the unemployment rate might not have been as pronounced as formerly believed.  From the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank


The Concentration and Persistence in the Level of Health Expenditures Over Time: Estimates for the U.S. Population, 2009-2010

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Reports that 1% of the population accounted for nearly 22% of the health care expenditures in 2009 and the figures were similar for 2010. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Trends in Premiums and Employee Contributions for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Private Sector, 1996-2011

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Examines trends in health insurance premiums in employer-sponsored private sector plans for single and family coverage.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Summary Health Statistics for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2011

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

Statistics on such topics as health insurance coverage, access to and utilization of health care, health status, and injury episodes.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Calories Consumed from Alcoholic Beverages by U.S. Adults, 2007-2010

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

Examines caloric contribution of alcoholic beverages among adults 20 and over during 2007-2010.  Finds that U.S. adults consume an average of about 100 calories per day from alcoholic beverages.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Pretrial Release and Misconduct in Federal District Courts, 2008-2010

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Examines the pretrial process in federal courts including  reasons why cases are dismissed before coming to trial in federal courts.  Also covers the most serious charges, criminal history, and demographic characteristics of released defendants.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Attitudes Toward Mental Illness: Results from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Categories: Mental Health

Examines individual and state-level predictors of attitudes toward mental illness to identify subgroups that might benefit from educational programs and services and be less hostile to those with mental health problems.    From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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