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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Report of the Secretary of the Commonwealth 2014-2015

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Personnel,Virginia Issues$file/RD177.pdf

The annual listing of all elected and appointed officials for the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches of the state government plus independent agencies and gubernatorial documents.  From the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth


A Better Measure of Economic Growth: Gross Domestic Output (GDO)

Categories: Business/Economics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Describes what Gross Domestic Output is (the average of GDP and gross domestic income), reviews its recent trends, and explains why it can be a more accurate measure of current economic growth and better predictor of future growth.  From the Council of Economic Advisers


World Population Prospects: Key Findings and Advance Tables: 2015 Revision

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics,United Nations

World’s population is projected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion by 2050.  Half of the world’s population growth over the next 35 years is expected to occur in just nine countries with India, Nigeria, and Pakistan as the leaders.  From the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations


Agricultural Productivity Growth in the United States: Measurements, Trends, and Drivers

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,History,Labor/Employment,Statistics

U.S. agricultural output more than doubled between 1948 and 2011, with growth averaging 1.49% per year.  This report looks at the factors behind that growth and whether such growth is expected to continue.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Temporary Help Workers in the U.S. Labor Market: Executive Summary

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

Looks at the latest official U.S.  government statistics on the temporary help services industry and its workforce to provide an overview of its role in the labor market and the U.S. economy.  It now accounts for 2.4% of all private sector jobs in the U.S.  From the Economics and Statistics Administration of the Commerce Department


Child Health USA 2014

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

Latest in an annual series of reports on the health status and service needs of infants, children, and adolescents.  Covers factors that influence the health and well-being of children, behaviors that affect their health, and financing and utilization of health services.  From the Health Resources and Services Administration


The 2014 EAC Election Administration and Voting Survey Comprehensive Report

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

Report to Congress on the ability of civilian, military, and overseas citizens to register to vote and successfully cast a ballot.  Claims to be the nation’s foremost data collection effort related to voter registration, election administration, and the ways in which Americans cast their ballots.  See also Election Administration and Voting Survey page for links to slides, datasets, and other materials.

From the U.S. Election Assistance Commission


Facial Recognition Technology: Commercial Uses, Privacy Issues, and Applicable Federal Law

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Science/Technology

Examines uses of facial recognition technology, privacy issues, proposed best practices and industry privacy policies, and applicable privacy protections under federal law.  From the Government Accountability Office


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