Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Fifty Years of Looking at Changes in People’s Lives

Categories: Education,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2015/fifty-years-of-looking-at-changes-in-peoples-lives/home.htm

Celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of national longitudinal surveys by comparing National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth from 1979 and 1997 to determine generational changes in employment, marriage, education and so forth. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Variation in Physician Office Visit Rates by Patient Characteristics and State, 2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db212.pdf

For 74% of American children and adults, a doctor’s office was their usual place to visit for health care in 2012. This report examines the rate of physician office visits by patient age, sex, state, and source of payment. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Sudan: A Country Study

Categories: History,Sudan

http://www.loc.gov/rr/frd/cs/pdf/CS_Sudan.pdf

Last addition to the Area Handbook Series, this volume replaces the 1992 volume for Sudan. Covers the history, economy, society, government and politics, and national security of the country. From the Library of Congress

 

Librarian Appoints Bernard A. Barton Jr. Chief Information Officer

Categories: Govt Personnel,Libraries/Museums

http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2015/15-155.html

Press release which announces the name of the new senior leader for information technology at the Library of Congress, which has been criticized for failing to keep up with changing IT standards. From the Library of Congress

 

Step It Up: The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Urban Issues

http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/calls/walking-and-walkable-communities/call-to-action-walking-and-walkable-communites.pdf

Urges Americans to get moving to improve their health and American communities to provide better opportunities for walking and other forms of physical exercise. From the Office of the Surgeon General, Department of Health and Human Services