Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Ebola Virus Disease: Information for U.S. Healthcare Workers

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical

http://www.hrsa.gov/ebola/

A series of information files on such topics as infection prevention and control, guidance on using personal protective equipment, and ebola-associated medical waste management.  From the Health Resources and Services Administration

 

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

Categories: Congress,Elections/Campaigns,Women

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

Lists 189 countries in descending order by the percentage of women in the lower or single parliamentary house.  The U.S. is tied with San Marino for 85th place.  From the Inter-Parliamentary Union

 

The Trouble with Amicus Facts

Categories: Crime/Justice,Lobbying,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2409071

The paper about how advocacy is infecting “friend of the court” briefs and damaging the impartiality of the judicial process which earned a William and Mary law school professor a guest spot on the Stephen Colbert show.  William and Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-273  From the Social Science Research Network

 

OASDI and SSI Program Rates and Limits 2015

Categories: Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/quickfacts/prog_highlights/RatesLimits2015.pdf

Fact sheet with program rates and adjustments including the 2015 Cost-of-Living adjustment.  Covers both the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income programs.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Europe, 2014

Categories: European Union,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/ssptw/2014-2015/europe/ssptw14europe.pdf

Describes the features of social security programs in the countries of Europe.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Estimating the Future Number of Cases in the Ebola Epidemic: Liberia and Sierra Leone, 2014-2015

Categories: Africa,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/su6303a1.htm

Describes the use of a modeling tool to estimate the number of Ebola cases that West African nations may have to deal with.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Coresident Grandparents and Their Grandchildren: 2012

Categories: Children,Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2014/demo/p20-576.pdf

Explores the complexity of households in which grandparents and grandchildren live together including characteristics of the grandchildren and grandparents who live in the same household and historic changes in such arrangements.  From the Census Bureau