Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Ebola Outbreak 2014: Information Resources

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Headlines,Health/Medical

Lists and links to sources of information from the federal government, private and international organizations, other national government sites, and more.  From the National Library of Medicine


Characteristics of the Long-Term Unemployed in March 2007 and March 2014

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

Brief document which considers changes in the characteristics of the long-term unemployed since the so-called Great Recession.  Supplements an earlier study: Understanding and Responding to Persistently High Unemployment.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Mortality in the United States, 2012

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents final 2012 data on death and death rates by demographic and medical characteristics.  Provides information on mortality patterns among U.S. residents by such variables as age, sex, race/ethnicity, and cause of death.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Federal Criminal Case Processing Statistics

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Interactive tool for manipulating data on defendants processed in the federal criminal justice system from arrest through trial to incarceration.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Open Payments

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Gathers data on financial arrangements between health care manufacturing companies and physicians/hospitals.   Includes latest summary factsheet released in October 2014 and downloadable data sets.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


Universal Suffrage to Elect the Next Chief Executive of Hong Kong in 2017: A Legal Primer

Categories: China,Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain

Reviews the legal context behind protests in Hong Kong relating to 2017 elections for Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China and obligations of the United Kingdom.   From the House of Commons Library


Taking Stock: North American Pollutant Releases and Transfers: Exploring Changes in PRTR Reporting, 2005-2010

Categories: Canada,Environment,Manufacturing,Mexico,Statistics

Documents pollutant releases and transfers reported to the three country commission over a six year period by about 35,000 industrial facilities in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.   Shows an increase in industrial pollution of 14% in the six year period.  From the Commission for Environmental Cooperation


How has Labor Force Participation Among Young Moms and Dads Changed? A Comparison of Two Cohorts

Categories: Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

Examines work patterns in the lives of young adults in the year after they have their first child.  Compares patterns of couples born between 1957-1964 with couples born between 1980-1984.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics