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Earl Gregg Swem Library

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2012

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_sc/2012/oasdi_sc12.pdf

Statistics on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state and county during 2012.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Estimates of Health Care Expenditures for the 10 Largest States, 2010

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

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st414/stat414.pdf

Presents variations from the national average in health care expenses for the 10 most populous states in 2010.  Calculates that the national average health care expense per person was $4,094.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Prescription Drug Expenditures in the 10 Largest States, 2010

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

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st413/stat413.pdf

Reports that prescription drug expenditures accounted for 21% of overall health expenditures in 2010.  Covers use, expenditures, and sources of payments for the 10 largest states and compares to national averages.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Overview of Children in the Emergency Department 2010

Categories: Children,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb157.pdf

Presents information on why children are taken to emergency departments with demographic characteristics and information about payer for treat-and-release ED visits. Among the findings: that the proportion of ED visits was inversely proportional to wealth.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

European Union Referendum Bill

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,European Union,Great Britain

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP13-41.pdf

Provides background information on the bill that would require a referendum on Britain’s continued membership in the European Union before the end of 2017.  Prime Minister David Cameron has announced his intention to proceed with such a referendum if the Conservative Party is victorious in the next election, expected in 2015.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 13/41.

 

2013 Consumer Action Handbook

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection

http://www.usa.gov/topics/consumer/interactive/

Described as an interactive version of the handbook for consumer tips and information resources.  From the General Services Administration

 

The President’s Climate Action Plan

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Transportation

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/image/president27sclimateactionplan.pdf

Describes the details of President Obama’s plan to cut carbon pollution in America, prepare the nation for the impacts of climate change, and leading international efforts to counter climate change.  From the White House

 

World Investment Report 2013: Global Value Chains: Investment and Trade for Development

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics,United Nations

http://unctad.org/en/PublicationsLibrary/wir2013_en.pdf

Reports that in 2012, for the first time ever, developing countries absorbed more foreign direct investment than developed countries.  Covers global investment trends, FDI income and rates of return, and statistical tables with FDI flows by region and country.  From the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

 

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