Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Employment and Unemployment Among Youth, Summer 2014

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

Provides statistics on the number of employed youth in the summer of 2014 and their demographic characteristics.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Violent Victimization in New and Established Hispanic Areas, 2007-2010

Categories: Crime/Justice,Hispanics,Statistics

Examines violent crime victimization among blacks, whites, and Hispanics in four types of Hispanic areas based on size and growth patterns of Hispanic population.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Recent Declines in Nonmarital Childbearing in the United States

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

Describes recent trends in nonmarital births and in cohabitation for unmarried mothers.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


The Help America Vote Act and Election Administration: Overview and Issues

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Laws/Regulations

Provides background information about HAVA and its provisions, the Election Assistance Commission created by HAVA, funding for state programs to improve election administration and related issues.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the U.S. Department of State Foreign Press Center


Memorandum of Agreement Between the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy and the Department of Environmental Quality Regarding the Coordinated Review of the Environmental Impacts of Oil or Gas Drilling in Tidewater Virginia

Categories: Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

Agreement which acknowledges the mission of the two agencies—one to regulate oil and drilling activities in the state, the other to protect the environment—and the need to work together on the development of environmental impact assessments in areas of proposed drilling.  From the Office of the Governor


U.S. – EU Cooperation on Ukraine and Russia

Categories: European Union,Foreign Affairs,Russia,Ukraine


Briefly reviews the policies adopted by the U.S. and the European Union in response to Russian actions and the crisis in Ukraine.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Juvenile Victims of Domestic Sex Trafficking

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Federal State Relations,Sex Issues,Youth

Discusses differences in federal and state approaches to crimes related to sex trafficking of juveniles and policy options which could improve the treatment of victims. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Reducing the Budget Deficit: Overview of Policy Issues

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics

Explains why budget deficits have been at historic highs, why they have been slowly declining in recent months, and what policy options exist for further deficit reduction.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists