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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Expenditures of Urban and Rural Households in 2011

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Statistics,Urban Issues

Examines demographic characteristics and spending habits of urban and rural households in the U.S. in 2011 and highlights important differences.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Volunteering in the United States: 2012

Categories: Statistics,Volunteering

The rate declined by 0.3% to 26.5% for the year ending September 2012.  About 64.5 million Americans volunteered through an organization at least once during the year.  Includes characteristics of those who volunteered.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Men in Nursing Occupations: American Community Survey Highlight Report

Categories: Careers,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics

This report presents estimates of the percentages of men in each of the detailed nursing occupations.  Covers, among others, educational attainment, work hours, and median earnings.  From the Census Bureau


Disability Characteristics of Income-Based Government Assistance Recipients in the United States: 2011

Categories: Disability,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Presents information on the prevalence of disability as a characteristic among adults who received income-based government assistance.  Presents data for the nation and states to show geographic variations.  From the Census Bureau


Contagion of Violence: Workshop Summary

Categories: Conflict Resolution

Summary from a May 2012 workshop on the contagious nature of violence and how prevention might follow the infectious disease model.  From the Institute of Medicine.


Justice and Security Bill

Categories: Great Britain,Spying/Intelligence,Supreme Court/courts

Background paper on a controversial British Parliament bill intended to modernize and strengthen oversight of the intelligence and security services and allow civil courts to use closed material procedures to hear sensitive evidence in national security cases.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 13/13


Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Effect on Long-Term Federal Budget Outlook Largely Depends on Whether Cost Containment Sustained

Categories: Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

Tries to describe what the long-term budget effects of the Affordable Care Act will be based on various scenarios.   From the Government Accountability Office


Iran: U.S. and International Sanctions Have Adversely Affected the Iranian Economy

Categories: Arms Control,Iran,Nuclear Arms,United Nations

Describes recent additions to U.S. sanctions directed against Iran, U.S. efforts to enforce the financial sanctions, and the effect that U.S. and international sanctions have had on Iran’s economy.  From the Government Accountability Office


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