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How CBO Would Analyze the Economic Effects of Proposals to Make Major Changes in Immigration Policy

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/44109_EconomicEffectsOfImmigrationReform.pdf

Describes the difficulties of trying to analyze the economic effects of major immigration law change, especially because such legislation would increase the potential size of the U.S. labor force.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

World Report on Child Labour: Economic Vulnerability, Social Protection, and the Fight Against Child Labour

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Labor/Employment,United Nations

http://www.ilo.org/ipecinfo/product/download.do?type=document&id=19565

The first in a planned series of reports on child labor.  Assesses the role of social protection in the fight against child labor.  From the International Labour Organization

 

County Business and Demographics Map

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/cbdmap/

Updated with 2011 data which shows the number of business establishments by type, number of employees and payroll for states and counties selected.  From the Census Bureau

 

Trends in Allergic Conditions Among Children: United States, 1997-2011

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db121.pdf

Presents recent trends in allergies among children by sociodemographic characteristics.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

2013 Special 301 Report [on Intellectual Property Rights]

Categories: China,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Property Rights,Treaties,Ukraine

http://www.ustr.gov/sites/default/files/05012013%202013%20Special%20301%20Report.pdf

 

Reviews annually the adequacy and effectiveness of U.S. trading partners’ protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights.  Targets Ukraine and China for special attention due to deterioration of enforcement and misappropriation of trade secrets.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Baccalaureate Origins of U.S.-Trained S&E Doctorate Recipients

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf13323/nsf13323.pdf

Offers analysis and statistics on where those recently receiving science and engineering doctorates in U.S. universities had received their bachelor’s degrees.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Mount St. Helens, 1980 to Now: What’s Going On?

Categories: Geology/Mining

http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2013/3014/fs2013-3014_text.pdf

Describes what has been happening since the 1980 eruption and what changes have occurred to the volcano.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

Total Nutrient and Sediment Loads, Trends, Yields, and Nontidal Water-Quality Indicators for Selected Nontidal Stations, Chesapeake Bay Watershed, 1985-2011

Categories: Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Natural Resources,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1052/pdf/OFR2013-1052.pdf

This report documents flow-adjusted trends in sediment and total nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations for 31 stations in 1985-2011 and for 32 in 2002-2011.  For 2006-2011 period, 65 stations are covered.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

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