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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Green Economy and Trade: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

Categories: Business/Economics,Environment,Foreign Trade/Investment,United Nations

Aims to provide governments, investors, and businessmen with an overview of how the transition to a greener economy can create sustainable trade opportunities particularly for developing countries.  From the UN Environment Programme


Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013: A Generation at Risk

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth—dgreports/—dcomm/documents/publication/wcms_212423.pdf

Estimates that 73 million young people are unemployed worldwide.  Examines the reasons for the problem, how it differs in developed and developing economies, and reviews possible policy options.  From the International Labour Organization


The Diversifying Electorate: Voting Rates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2012 (and Other Recent Elections)

Categories: African Americans,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Hispanics,Statistics

Analyzes the increasingly diverse American electorate, specifically for the presidential elections since 1996 with special attention given to the patterns of voter turnout by race and Hispanic origin. Stresses that blacks voted at a higher rate than whites for the first time in 2012 election. From the Census Bureau


Firearm Violence, 1993-2011

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Statistics

Provides statistics on the number of fatal and nonfatal violent crimes committed with guns and trends in homicides and other gun-related crimes.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Trade Monitoring Database

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations,Treaties,United Nations

Interactive database which provides information on trade measures implemented by WTO members since October 2008.  From the World Trade Organization


Suicide Among Adults Aged 35-64 Years, United States, 1999-2010

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

Examines trends in suicide rates among middle-aged adults sex, race/ethnicity, state and region of residence, and means of suicide.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Child Maltreatment 2011

Categories: Births/Deaths,Children,Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Provides statistics on child maltreatment and abuse, and characteristics of child victims and adult perpetrators.  From the Children’s Bureau of the Department of Health and Human Services


Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities 2011: Statistics and Interventions

Categories: Births/Deaths,Children,Crime/Justice,Statistics

More than 1,500 children died from abuse and neglect in the U.S. in 2011.  From the Child Welfare Information Gateway


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