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Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away from Work, 2012

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/osh2_11262013.pdf

Records days away from work needed to recuperate from injuries or illness plus such key findings as rates for days-away-from-work in the private sector as an average and which occupational groups exceeded the average.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

State Court Organization, 2011

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/sco11.pdf

Presents 2011 data on the organization and operations of state trial and appellate courts and examines trends from 1980 through 2011.  Notes that the ratio of judges per 100,000 U.S. residents has declined 23% since 1980.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12): Price Estimates for Attending Postsecondary Education Institutions: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2014/2014166.pdf

Describes the overall price of attendance(tuition, fees, books, housing, food, transportation, and personal expenses) associated with attending 2 year and 4 year colleges and universities.  Also examines net price (price of attendance minus financial aid).  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Performance of U.S. 15-Year-Old Students in Mathematics, Science, and Reading Literacy in an International Context: First Look

Categories: Education,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2014/2014024rev.pdf

 

Measures the performance of U.S. students with those of other countries in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA).  Presents results for 65 education systems in terms of average scale scores and percentage of students reaching selected proficiency levels.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

STEM Attrition: College Students’ Paths Into and Out of STEM Fields: Statistical Analysis Report

Categories: Education-Higher,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2014/2014001rev.pdf

Presents an examination of students’ attrition rates from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields over the course of 6 years  in college.  Seeks to determine rates of attrition from STEM and non-STEM fields, characteristics of students who leave, and comparisons of coursetaking by those who leave and those who don’t.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Higher Education R&D Expenditures Remain Flat in FY 2012

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf14303/nsf14303.pdf

Reports that research and development spending by colleges and universities totaled $65.8 billion in 2012,  When adjusted for inflation, spending decreased by 1.1%, the first constant dollar decline since FY 1974.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Dwellr

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/mobile/

App for Apple or Android devices that delivers neighborhood level statistics on topics such as home values, education, and commuting patterns for those seeking to relocate.  From the Census Bureau

 

Business, Corruption and Crime in Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Impact of Bribery and Other Crime on Private Enterprise

Categories: Business/Economics,East Europe,Govt/Business Scandals

http://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/statistics/corruption/UNODC_BiH_Business_corruption_report_2013.pdf

Descrbes the extent of bribery in business dealing and the negative effects on private investment that results in these eastern European countries.  From the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

 

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