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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2014 to 2023

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics,Taxes

Presents 103 options that would decrease federal spending or increase federal revenues over the next decade.  Also includes a chapter on the challenges and potential budgetary effects of eliminating a cabinet department.  From the Congressional Budget Office


First World War 100 Programme

Categories: Great Britain,History

A collection of materials, including diaries, letters, maps, and photographs, from World War I.  From the National Archives of the United Kingdom


Overview of Hospital Stays in the United States, 2011

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

Reports on the number of hospital stays, the average length of stays, the costs, and the source of payment, including type of health insurance.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Open Doors Data

Categories: Education-Higher,Foreign Affairs,Statistics,Youth

Data on foreign students studying in the U.S. and U.S. students studying abroad including fields of study and leading institutions.  From the State Department and the Institute of International Education


The Research Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2012

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Provides information on the development of the Supplemental Poverty Measure, which considers the effect of federal programs of assistance for low-income families and individuals not included in the current official measure of poverty.  Presents updated estimates of the prevalence of poverty in the U.S. overall and for selected groups using the official measure and the SPM.  From the Census Bureau


Choosing a College: Eight Questions to Ask

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Veterans

Pamphlet aimed at veterans who are considering using their GI benefits to attend college, with warnings about overtures from for-profit institutions.  From the Federal Trade Commission


Benefits and Costs of Energy Standard Adoption in New Commercial Buildings: State-by-State Summaries

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment

Analyzes the impacts that adoption of newer, more efficient commercial building energy codes by states would have on energy use, operational energy costs, and energy-related carbon emissions.  Covers each state in a two page section.  From the National Institute of Standards and Technology


Frequently Asked Questions: The Impact of the Partial Federal Government Shutdown on the Employment Situation for October 2013

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

Discusses the ways in which the shutdown affected the establishment and households surveys that are behind the monthly employment reports.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


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