Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Income and Spending Patterns Among Black Households

Categories: African Americans,Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Looks at consumption preferences and spending behavior among African American households.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


United States Life Tables, 2010

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

The average life expectancy at birth in 2010 was 78.7 years and the life expectation increased for all groups: by gender and race.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Findings from the First-Grade Rounds of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11: First Look

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Marriage/Family,Mathematics,Statistics

Provides a snapshot of children who were in kindergarten in the 2010-11 school year and advanced to first grade in the following year.  Includes information on child and family characteristics and student achievement in reading, math, and science in the first grade.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2013; Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2013; and Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2013: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

Offers data on institutional revenues and expenditures, demographic characteristics of students and attendance status, and staffing numbers and characteristics.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


CDC National Health Report: Leading Causes of Morbidity and Mortality and Associated Behavioral Risk and Protective Factors, United States, 2005-2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Reviews population health in the U.S. and provides an assessment of recent progress in meeting high-priority health objectives.  Includes health status indicators.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Federal Funding for Health Insurance Exchanges

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations

Discusses the federal financing behind the creation of health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act and the mandate that each exchange become financially self-sustaining by January 1, 2015.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Childcare Payments Bill

Categories: Children,Great Britain,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family

Proposed legislation in the British House of Commons that would introduce a new tax-free childcare scheme to support eligible parents with childcare costs.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/59