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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Progress for Children: Beyond Averages: Learning from the MDGs

Categories: Children,Education,Headlines,Income/Poverty,United Nations

http://www.unicef.org/publications/files/Progress_for_Children_No._11_22June15.pdf

Final report on the child-related Millennium Development Goals of the UN.  Despite progress, millions of children are living in poverty, dying before they turn five, and suffering chronic malnutrition.  From UNICEF

 

The United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict

Categories: Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Israel,Middle East Conflict,United Nations

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIGazaConflict/Pages/ReportCoIGaza.aspx

Suggests that possible war crimes were committed by both Palestinian and Israeli armed groups during the 51 day conflict.  Includes both the report and detailed findings of the Commission.  From the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

Psychosocial Maturity and Desistance from Crime in a Sample of Serious Juvenile Offenders

Categories: Crime/Justice,Youth

http://www.ojjdp.gov/pubs/248391.pdf

Tracks 1,300 serious juvenile offenders for seven years after conviction as they attempt to transition into early adulthood.  Provides a look at how young people mature out of crime and what society can do to promote positive changes in the lives of youth.  From the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

 

Department of Defense Base Structure Report: Fiscal Year 2014 Baseline

Categories: Defense/Military

http://www.acq.osd.mil/ie/download/bsr/Base%20Structure%20Report%20FY14.pdf

A description of real property data owned or managed by the Department of Defense arranged alphabetically by state.  From the Department of Defense

 

Horne v. Department of Agriculture

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Headlines,Property Rights,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/14-275

8-1 Supreme Court decision that a Depression-era federal program that requires farmers to turn over a portion of their raisin crop  to support market prices is an unconstitutional taking of property.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Health/Medical,Natural Resources

http://www2.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-06/documents/cirareport.pdf

Estimates the physical and monetary benefits to the U.S. of reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.  Summarizes results from a five-year, peer-reviewed analysis, the Climate Change Impacts and Risks Analysis (CIRA) project.  Predicts that a global agreement to cut ghg emissions would prevent nearly 70,000 premature American deaths by the end of the 21st century.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Preliminary Multifactor Productivity Trends, 2014

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/prod3.pdf

Multifactor productivity increased at an annual rate of 0.8% in 2014, Shows trends over years since 1980s.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data from the 2014 National Health Interview Survey

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/earlyrelease201506.pdf

Updates estimates for 15 selected health measures and presents estimates from 1997 through 2013 for comparison.  The measures include health insurance coverage, physical activity, obesity, smoking and drinking, and psychological distress.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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