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Consumer Expenditures 2014

Categories: Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Finds that $53,495 was the average expenditure per consumer unit in 2014, a 4.7% increase from 2013.   Covers major categories of household expenditures. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics



Diagnostic Experiences of Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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

Provides information about the median age at which children were first diagnosed with ADHD and by what type of specialist. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Criminal Appeals in State Courts

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics,Supreme Court/courts

Reports that nearly 70,000 criminal appeals were resolved in the 143 appellate courts in 2010. Provides characteristics of the cases including reversal rates. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Monitoring the Future: National Survey Results on Drug Use: 1975-2014: College Students and Adults Ages 19-55

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Mental Health,Statistics

Latest release in a 40 year run of surveys on trends in the use of licit and illicit psychoactive drugs by U.S. adolescents, college students, young adults, and adults to age 55. From the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research.


Sea-Level Rise Modeling Handbook: Resource Guide for Coastal Land Managers, Engineers, and Scientists

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Virginia Issues

This sea-level rise handbook has been designed as a guide to the science and simulation models for understanding the dynamics and impacts of sea-level rise on coastal ecosystems. From the Geological Survey


A Conceptual Framework and Monitoring Strategy for Movement of Saltwater in the Coastal Plain Aquifer System of Virginia

Categories: Environment,Geology/Mining,Natural Resources,Virginia Issues

Synthesizes previous studies to provide an understanding of processes of saltwater to groundwater withdrawal in the Virginia Coastal Plain aquifer system. Monitoring of saltwater is needed to detect increases in chloride concentration before groundwater-production wells become contaminated. From the Geological Survey


Social Security Disability Insurance at Age 60: Does It Still Reflect Congress’ Original Intent?

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Welfare/Social Services

Examines whether the program is still focused on its original intent: to support disabled workers with substantial work histories, be funded through payroll taxes, include stringent disability criteria, provide modest support levels, and require return-to-work supports. From the Social Security Administration


Congressional Statistics: Disability Insurance for December 2014

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Covers fact sheets and statistics by state. Includes information on the number of beneficiaries by type, the average monthly benefit, and total monthly benefits for the state. From the Social Security Administration


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