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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Detailed Summary of U.S. Objectives

Categories: Asia,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/TPP-Detailed-Summary-of-US-Objectives.pdf

Describes the administration’s goals for TPP and presents in detail U. S. negotiating objectives. “An attempt to make trade negotiations transparent to the public.” From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Fast Facts and Figures About Social Security 2015

Categories: Elderly,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/chartbooks/fast_facts/2015/fast_facts15.pdf

Current program information and data about the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Programs. From the Social Security Administration

 

Child and Nutrition Programs: Spending and Policy Options

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Govt Finance,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/50737-ChildNutrition.pdf

Focuses on the school breakfast and lunch programs including trends in federal spending, characteristics of participants, program outcomes, and four options for modifying the programs. From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Household Food Security in the United States in 2014

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1896841/err194.pdf

14% of American households were food insecure at least some time during 2014. The prevalence of very low food security was unchanged at 5.6%. Also provides information on location by state of food insecure households and participation in federal food programs. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

The Integration of Immigrants into American Society

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Health/Medical,Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family

http://www.nap.edu/read/21746/chapter/1

Discusses aspects of life which improve and others which decline for immigrants as they try to become integrated into U.S. society. From the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

 

Differentials in the Concentration of Health Expenditures Across Population Subgroups in the U.S., 2013

Categories: Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st480/stat480.pdf

In 2013 health care expenses totaled $1.40 trillion in the U.S. The top 50% accounted for 97% of health care expenditures while the bottom 50% accounted for only 2.9% This report provides detailed estimates of the concentration of health care expenditures for the nation and for specific population subgroups. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

The Concentration and Persistence in the Level of Health Expenditures Over Time: Estimates for the U.S. Population, 2012-2013

Categories: Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st481/stat481.pdf

In both years of coverage, 30% of the U.S. population accounted for 90% of health care expenditures. Moreover 63% of those in the top 30% in 2012 were also in the top 30% in 2013. Also describes characteristics of those in the top category including health insurance status. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

The Chinese Military: Overview and Issues for Congress

Categories: China,Defense/Military

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44196.pdf

Reviews the Chinese military buildup, its defense budget and industry, and the geographic scope of China’s military capability. Also focuses on policy options for Congress in response to this buildup. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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