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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Private Health Insurance: Concentration of Enrollees Among Individual, Small Group, and Large Group Insurers from 2010 through 2013

Categories: Health Insurance

Examines how enrollment in the private health insurance market in each state was distributed among types of insurers, and how such concentrations changed in each state from 2010 through 2013.  From the Government Accountability Office


Welfare, Work, and Poverty Status of Female-Headed Families with Children: 1987-2013

Categories: Children,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services,Women

Reports on trends in the economic well-being of female-headed families with children since the advent of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Recent Trends and Factors

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Science/Technology

Discusses recent progress in reduction of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, what causes GHG emissions, and the challenge of estimating future emissions accurately.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


The Obama Adminstration’s November 2014 Immigration Initiatives: Questions and Answers

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

Provides discussions for nine frequently-asked questions relating to such topics as the legal authority for the president’s actions, constraints upon executive discretionary authority, and who has “standing” to challenge the initiative.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Climate Change Indicators in the United States, 2014

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

Presents data on 30 key indicators of the environment including U.S. and global temperature/precipitation, ocean heat and acidity, sea level, length of growing season, and more. From the Environmental Protection Agency


Food Labeling: Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

Final regulations which require that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants.  Similar information must be posted for food in vending machines.  From the Food and Drug Administration


Investigative Report on the Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Facilities in Benghazi, Libya, September 11-12, 2012

Categories: Congress,Headlines,Libya,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

Following a two year investigation, this report serves as the definitive statement of the House of Representatives on the Intelligence Community’s activities before, during, and after the tragic events.  Includes links to 6 appendices in addition to the final report.  From the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence


Gender Equality Data and Statistics

Categories: Statistics,Women

Interactive site which allows user to choose country or region and retrieve key education, economic, and health data with focus on female data.  From the World Bank


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