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Program Integrity: Gainful Employment

Categories: Careers,Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/highered/reg/hearulemaking/2012/notice-proposed-rulemaking-march-14-2014.pdf

Announces intention to propose rules that educational institutions must meet if they sponsor programs which prepare students for employment in certain occupations.  Failure to meet the rules might end their eligibility to participate in federal student aid programs. The rules are intended to protect students from poor-performing career colleges.  From the U.S. Education Department

 

Immigrants and Retirement Resources

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/ssb/v74n1/v74n1p27.html

Compares retirement resources of immigrants with natives and discovers that immigrants have lower levels of retirement resources but higher levels of net worth.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Higher Education Research and Development Survey: Fiscal Year 2012

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/herd/2012/

A set of 82 data tables on higher education R&D expenditures including trends, institutional rankings, expenditures by research field, and more.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Women in National Parliaments: Situation as of 1st January 2014

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Statistics,Women

http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm

Chart which lists number of seats held by women in lower and upper chambers and percentage of total seats in rank order.  Rwanda has top spot with 63% of lower chamber seats and 38% of upper chamber seats held by women.  U.S. is in tie with San Marino for 83rd spot with 18% and 20%.  From the Inter-Parliamentary Union

 

U.S. and China Drive International Patent Filing Growth in Record-Setting Year

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Statistics

http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2014/article_0002.html

Reports an all-time high number of international patent applications in 2013 under the Patent and Cooperation Treaty.  Patent applications grew by 5% to 205,300 in 2013.  With 57,000 applications, the U.S. was the international leader, with Japan second and China passing Germany for third.  From the World Intellectual Property Organization

 

Trends in Operating Room Procedures in U.S. Hospitals, 2001-2011

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb171-Operating-Room-Procedure-Trends.pdf

Records a 38% increase in musculoskeletal procedures in the past decade, with knee procedures increasing by 93%.  Includes table with type and number of operating room procedures and percentage of total procedures for each type.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Russia,Ukraine

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/06/executive-order-blocking-property-certain-persons-contributing-situation

 

Executive order of the president which asserts that persons who are asserting government authority in Crimea without authorization of the government of Ukraine are threatening peace and posing a threat to the national security of the U.S. and imposes financial penalties by blocking transfer or sale of their property in the U.S.

 

A Cohort Component Analysis of the 2007-2009 Recession

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2014/article/a-cohort-component-analysis-of-the-2007-2009-recession-1.htm

Uses a projection model to create a counterfactual scenario of where the economy would have been without the recession and compares the results of this model with actual employment changes to see the impact of the recession on total, occupational, and industry employment.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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