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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Human Rights and Civil Liberties in the United Kingdom

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/LLN-2015-0016/LLN-2015-0016.pdf

Focuses on recent political developments relating to human rights alongside the concerns of crime prevention and national security in Great Britain.  House of Lords Library Note

 

Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2012

Categories: Income/Poverty,Medicare/Medicaid,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Taxes

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/eedata_sc/2012/eedata_sc12.pdf

Shows by sex and age the number of workers and self-employed persons, the amount of their taxable earnings, and the amount they paid in Social Security and Medicare contributions.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Premiums and Employee Contributions for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Private versus Public Sector, 2013

Categories: Govt Personnel,Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st474/stat474.pdf

Presents estimates of average premiums paid by public and private sector employees for single, employee-plus-one, and family coverage.  Found that public sector employees paid higher premiums than private sector employees with wide variation across geographic areas.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Health Insurance Status of Young Adults, Ages 19-25, 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics,Youth

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st475/stat475.pdf

Provides estimates of uninsured rates for young adults.  Examines variations in the rates by sex, race/ethnicity, student status, and region.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Hospitalizations Involving Mental and Substance Use Disorders Among Adults, 2012

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb191-Hospitalization-Mental-Substance-Use-Disorders-2012.pdf

Reports that 32% of inpatient stays in 2012 were related to a mental or substance use disorder.  This report also discusses patient characteristics of inpatient stays involving M/SUDs and compares them with other types of stays. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Pakistan’s Power Crisis

Categories: Energy,Pakistan

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR375-Pakistans-Power-Crisis-The-Way-Forward.pdf

Discusses Pakistan’s energy crisis, including electricity and gas shortfalls, and the reasons for the problem.  Report written before the June 2015 deadly heat wave in Pakistan.   From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Obergefell v. Hodges

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/14-556

5-4 Supreme Court decision that the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to  marry  wherever they live.  The ruling overthrew restrictions on same sex marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

Discrimination and Violence Against Individuals Based on Their Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Sex Issues,United Nations

http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/HRC/29/23&referer=/english/&Lang=E

Draws on recent findings of UN bodies and other organizations to update a 2011 report and proposes ways to reduce discrimination and violence against LGBT individuals.  From the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

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