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World of Work Report 2013: Repairing the Economic and Social Fabric

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,United Nations

http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—dgreports/—dcomm/documents/publication/wcms_214476.pdf

Offers an overview of employment trends and projections, analysis of income distribution and middle-income groups across the world, the role of minimum wages in rebalancing the economy, and how to shift to a more equitable economic path.  From the International Labour Organization

 

Smallholders, Food Security, and the Environment

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Environment,Income/Poverty,United Nations

http://www.unep.org/pdf/SmallholderReport_WEB.pdf

Laments the fact that the green revolution of increased food production in the 1960s and 1970s resulted in a damaged environment and calls for a new agricultural revolution focused on support for small farmers and environmental sustainability.  From the UN Environment Programme

 

Problems Paying Medical Bills: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January 2011-June 2012

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/problems_paying_medical_bills_january_2011-june_2012.pdf

Provides estimates for the percentage of persons under 65 who were in families having problems paying medical bills by selected demographic variables.  The percentage of persons declined when six months data from 2012 were compared with that for 2011.  Also shows how insurance coverage affects the ability to pay medical bills.  From the National Center for Health Statistics.

 

Characteristics of New Housing 2012

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/construction/chars/

Provides data on characteristics of new privately-owned residential structures including sales prices.  Covers both single family houses and multi-family buildings.  From the Census Bureau.

 

Maryland v. King

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/12-207

5-4 Supreme Court decision that police can take DNA samples from those arrested for serious crimes without violation of their constitutional rights from unlawful searches.  From the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University