Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Local Area Personal Income 2009-2011

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics

Personal income rose in 2011 in all 366 metro statistical areas for the first time since 2007.  Personal income growth ranged from 14.8% growth in Odessa, Texas to 1.0% in Rochester, Minnesota.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2010

Categories: Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Statistics,Women

Reports a 64% decline in intimate partner violence from 1994 to 2010.  Provides statistics on intimate partner violence by demographic characteristics.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Decomposing Medical –Care Expenditure Growth

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Assesses the sources of rising medical care expenditures, tracks expenditure growth to four sources,  and identifies primary drivers of cost growth.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Review of Native Species That are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened …..

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

Presents an updated list of plant and animal species native to the U.S. that are considered candidates for the Endangered  and Threatened  Wildlife and Plants listing.  Summarizes the status and threats to each candidate species.  Adds two new species to the list and removes three.    From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

A Study of Lunar Research Flights Volume 1

Categories: History,Nuclear Arms,Science/Technology

Recently declassified and widely discussed 1959 study which assessed the possible scientific advantages to be gained from detonating a nuclear device on or near the moon.  From the Defense Technical Information Center.


U.S. Trade and Investment Relations with Sub-Saharan Africa and the African Growth and Opportunity Act

Categories: Africa,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations

Offers a historical perspective on Sub-Saharan African economic development and the role that U.S. foreign trade and investment has played in that development.  Also reviews the role that the African Growth and Opportunity Act has played and proposals to increase U.S. exports to Africa.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Roles and Duties of a Member of Congress: Brief Overview

Categories: Congress

Covers such roles as representation, legislation, constituency service, oversight and investigation, and many others.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists