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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Paris Climate Change Conference

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Great Britain,Treaties

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7393/CBP-7393.pdf

Report on the conference including background, world trends in greenhouse gas emissions, progress since Lima Conference, National Designated Contributions, negotiating positions, and the final agreement. House of Commons Library Briefing Paper CPB 7393.

 

Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities, 2014

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2016/nsf16300/digest/nsf16300.pdf

Reports on the number, characteristics, field of study and more of doctorate recipients in the U.S. Also covers post-graduation trends. See also the detailed statistical tables. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Income Taxes on Social Security Benefits

Categories: Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/issuepapers/ip2015-02.html

Presents modeling projections of the percentage of Social Security recipient families (56%) that will owe federal income tax on their benefits as well as the proportion of benefit income they will owe as income tax in selected years from 2015 to 2050. From the Social Security Administration

 

All-Cause Readmissions by Payer and Age, 2009-2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb199-Readmissions-Payer-Age.pdf

Hospital readmissions are increasingly being used as a measure for assessing the performance of the health care system. This report presents data on 30-day all-cause readmissions among patients aged 1+ by expected payer and patient age group. Shows a decrease in readmissions of Medicare patients from 2011 to 2013. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Hospital Stays in Medicare Advantage Plans Versus the Traditional Medicare Fee-for-Service Program, 2013

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

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb198-Hospital-Stays-Medicare-Advantage-Versus-Traditional-Medicare.pdf

Compares volume of patients, cost per stay, and length of stay in the two main types of payment plans for Medicare beneficiaries utilizing hospital services. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

The Basque Conflict and ETA: The Difficulties of an Ending

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Spain

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR384-The-Basque-Conflict-and-ETA-The-Difficulties-of-An-Ending.pdf

Analyzes the lengthy process toward the disarmament and dissolution of the violent Basque separatist organization ETA, and extracts lessons for those engaged in efforts to pry armed groups away from violence in other contexts. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Personal Consumption Expenditures by State, 1997-2014

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/pce/2015/pdf/pce1215.pdf

Offers statistics on personal consumption expenditures for 16 categories of goods and services to show patterns of regional economies within the U.S. States with the highest growth in personal consumption were North Dakota, Texas, and Colorado. From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Work Experience of the Population, 2014

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/work_12092015.pdf

Provides information on the proportion of the population that worked during the year and the number who experienced some unemployment. Breaks down numbers by race/ethnicity, and sex. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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