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Traffic Safety Facts: 2011 Data: Rural/Urban Comparison

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Births/Deaths,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Urban Issues

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811821.pdf

Offers statistics on fatal traffic accidents by urban versus rural regions.  Also covers trends and causes such as speeding and alcohol.  Includes state by state data on rural versus urban traffic fatalities.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

Long-Term Unemployment Over Men’s Careers

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-2/pdf/long-term-unemployment-over-mens-careers.pdf

Examines long-term unemployment (more than 27 weeks), entry into and out of long-term spells of unemployment, and the effect of long-term unemployment on average wages.  The period of study covers the mid-1980s through 2009.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Financial Disclosure by Federal Officials and Publication of Disclosure Reports

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Personnel

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43186.pdf

Covers the basics of federal financial disclosure including who is required to file, what information must be disclosed, and what information is available to the public. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Why has Growth in Spending for Fee-for-Service Medicare Slowed?

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

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/44513_MedicareSpendingGrowth-8-22.pdf

Growth in spending for fee-for-service Medicare has slowed considerably in recent years.  This working paper looks at possible reasons for the slowing costs and the difficulty in predicting their persistence.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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