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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The State of Social Safety Nets: 2014

Categories: Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/18376/879840WP0FINAL00Box385208B00PUBLIC0.pdf?sequence=1

First in a series that will monitor and report on social safety nets in developing countries.  This report provides social safety net statistics  and explains trends in 146 countries.  From the World Bank

 

CFPB Supervision Report Highlights Risky Practices in Nonbank Markets

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets

http://www.consumerfinance.gov/newsroom/cfpb-supervision-report-highlights-risky-practices-in-nonbank-markets/

Press release about latest CFPB supervision report with critical views of payday lending, debt collection and consumer reporting markets.  Also contains links to the full text of the supervision report.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

Foreign-Born Workers: Labor Force Characteristics: 2013

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/forbrn_05222014.pdf

The unemployment rate for foreign-born workers in the U.S. was 6.9% in 2013, while the jobless rate for the native born was 7.5%.  Also reports on demographic characteristics of foreign-born workers.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook

http://www.bls.gov/cps/wlf-databook-2013.pdf

Historical and recent labor force  and earnings data for women and men.  From the Census Bureau

 

2012 E-Stats

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.census.gov/econ/estats/2012_e-stats_report.pdf

Provides estimates of e-commerce activity in key sectors of the U.S. economy for 2012.  Covers manufacturing, wholesale, service, and retail sectors.  From the Census Bureau

 

The Afghan National Police in 2015 and Beyond

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR346_The_Afghan_National_Police_in_2015_and_Beyond.pdf

Describes the struggle to transition the Afghan police force from a wartime footing to a community policing model.    Calls for more foreign assistance for this task.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Complicating Conditions Associated with Childbirth, by Delivery Method and Payer, 2011

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics,Women

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb173-Childbirth-Delivery-Complications.pdf

Presents data on the source of payment for pregnancy and childbirth hospitalizations with complicating conditions versus without such conditions by mode of delivery in 2011.  Finds that cesarean section deliveries were 11% more likely among women covered by private insurance that those covered by Medicaid. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Pesticide Use in U.S. Agriculture: 21 Selected Crops, 1960-2008

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Environment,Food/Nutrition,Science/Technology

http://www.ers.usda.gov/ersDownloadHandler.ashx?file=/media/1424185/eib124.pdf

Describes trends in the use of agricultural pesticides over five decades and the causes behind these trends.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

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