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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The De-Licensing of Occupations in the United States

Categories: Careers,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2015/article/the-de-licensing-of-occupations-in-the-united-states-1.htm

Draws some parallels between the decertification of labor unions and the de-licensing of occupations by legislation or court order.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Association Between Diagnosed ADHD and Selected Characteristics Among Children Aged 4-17 Years: United States, 2011-2013

Categories: Children,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db201.pdf

Describes the prevalence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder among children using parent-reported data.  Differences in prevalence are examined by selected demographic and socioeconomic variables including health insurance coverage and poverty status.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Local Police Departments, 2013: Personnel, Policies, and Practices

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/lpd13ppp.pdf

Examines trends in the composition of local police officers by sex, race, and ethnicity.  Also covers the use of community policing strategies, specialized units, and task forces to address crime problems. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Findings From the Second-Grade Rounds of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015077.pdf

Provides a first look at the overall second-grade achievement of students who were attending kindergarten for the first time in 2010-11.  Shows reading, science, and math scores both overall and by selected child and family characteristics. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Top 10 Baby Names for 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/oact/babynames/

The annual listing of the most popular baby names in the U. S. over the past year (Noah and Emma) and the most popular names by year going back to 1879.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Unemployment and Depression Among Emerging Adults in 12 States …

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Mental Health,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2015/14_0451.htm

Finds that the high rate of unemployment among those aged 18 to 25 is leading to a high rate of depression.  The incidence of depression was 3 times higher for unemployed than employed emerging adults. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Tibble v. Edison International

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/13-550

Unanimous Supreme Court decision that agreed with employees of a utility company that their employer had failed to act in their best interests by offering mutual funds with higher fees than others that were also available but not offered by the company plan.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School